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Felipe Rodriguez

Felipe Rodriguez

In 1990, Felipe Rodriguez was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for a murder in Queens County, New York. He was exonerated in 2019 based on evidence that his chief accuser had lied to police, and that police failed to disclose evidence pointing to another suspect.
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Demond Weston

Demond Weston

Demond Weston of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced to 75 years in prison for murder and attempted murder in 1992. He was exonerated in 2019 after a witness recanted and evidence showed Weston's false confession was likely the result of an abusive interrogation.
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Gary Cifizzari

Gary Cifizzari

In 1984, Gary Cifizzari was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his great aunt. He was exonerated in 2019 after the bitemark comparisons that helped convict him were discredited and DNA testing identified the original suspect as the real criminal.
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Demetrius Johnson

Demetrius Johnson

In 1992, Demetrius Johnson was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a shooting that killed one and wounded another in Chicago, Illinois. He was exonerated in 2019 when evidence long concealed by police showed a witness identified another man as the gunman.
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Xavier Walker

Xavier Walker

In 2005, Xavier Walker was sentenced to 35 years in prison after falsely confessing to acting as a lookout during a murder in Chicago, Illinois. He was exonerated in 2019 based on several alibi witnesses who said he was elsewhere at the time of the crime.
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