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David Carlson

David Carlson

In 2017, David Carlson (pictured left, with his attorney Ben Ostrer) was sentenced to five years in prison for manslaughter in Orange County, New York. He was granted a new trial and acquitted in 2020 based on evidence he acted in self-defense. (Photo: AP)
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Rafael Ruiz

Rafael Ruiz

In 1985, Rafael Ruiz was sentenced to 8 1/3 to 25 years in prison for a rape in Manhattan, New York. He was exonerated by DNA testing in 2020 after having served 25 years in prison.
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Victor Safforld

Victor Safforld

Victor Safforld of Chicago, Illinois was convicted of murder in 1992. His conviction was vacated in 2009 based on evidence that his confession was the product of an abusive interrogation, and in 2010 the charge was dismissed.

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Kerry Robinson

Kerry Robinson

In 2002, Kerry Robinson was sentenced to 20 years in prison for a rape in Moultrie, Georgia. He was exonerated in 2020 by evidence showing that a co-defendant falsely accused him of taking part in the crime, and that the forensic analysis presented at trial that tied him to the crime was wrong.
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Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams

In 1993, Christopher Williams was sentenced to death for three murders in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was exonerated in December 2019 by physical evidence that undermined the sole eyewitness's account of the crime.
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Theophalis Wilson

Theophalis Wilson

In 1993, Theophalis Wilson was sentenced to life in prison for three murders in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was exonerated in January 2020 by physical evidence that undermined the sole eyewitness's account of the crime.
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