Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins, Andrew Stewart Jr.
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Ruben Martinez Jr.
Quintin Alonzo (pictured with his mother) of Dallas, Texas was sentenced to life in prison for murder and assault in 2003. He was exonerated in 2019, four years after the real killer confessed to the crime the day before he was executed for a different murder.
The National Registry of Exonerations is a project of the Newkirk Center for Science & Society at University of California Irvine, the University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University College of Law. It was founded in 2012 in conjunction with the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law. The Registry provides detailed information about every known exoneration in the United States since 1989—cases in which a person was wrongly convicted of a crime and later cleared of all the charges based on new evidence of innocence. The Registry also maintains a more limited database of known exonerations prior to 1989.
We welcome new information from any source about exonerations already on our list and about cases not in the Registry that might be exonerations.