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University of Michigan Law School & Michigan State University College of Law

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The column labeled "Tags" allows you to sort and search cases by each of several additional common characteristics. To see the definitions of these terms, click on their full names:  ​

The six columns on the far right of this page display separately the Contributing Factors that are listed together on the Summary Page. To save space, we use abbreviations. To see definitions of these factors, click on their full names:

Age: The exoneree's age on the date of the reported crime

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Note: An asterisk (*) in the column to the right of the "DNA" column means that the case is not included in the Innocence Project's list of DNA exonerations because post-conviction DNA evidence was not central to establishing innocence, and other non-DNA factors were essential to the exoneration.

Race
Tags
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AdamsKenneth21BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JIMurder75 years19781996DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
AdamsLaurence19BlackMASuffolkH, JIMurderDeath19742004P/FAOMILD
AllenDennis36BlackTXDallasCDC, CIU, H, IO, JIMurderLife20002019DNA*MWIDP/FAOM
AllenDonovan18WhiteWACowlitzH, IO, JIMurderLife without parole20022015DNAFCP/FA
AmickMichael32WhiteMOOregonA, H, JIMurderLife20112016ILD
AmrineJoseph28BlackMOColeH, JIMurderDeath19862003P/FAOMILD
ArciliaresVictor21HispanicRIProvidenceH, JIMurderLife20132016P/FA
ArmstrongLaMonte38BlackNCGuilfordCDC, H, IO, JIMurderLife19952013DNA*P/FAF/MFEOM
AveryWilliam25BlackWIMilwaukeeH, JIMurder40 years20052010DNAFCP/FAOM
AyersDavid42BlackOHCuyahogaH, IO, JIMurderLife without parole20002011DNAP/FAOM
BarnesSteven19WhiteNYOneidaCV, H, IO, JIMurder25 to Life19892009DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFE
BeardJacob34WhiteWVPocahontasCDC, H, JIMurderLife without parole19932000P/FAF/MFE
BeckettDale33BlackOHLucasH, JIMurder15 to Life19972003MWIDP/FAOM
BennettHassan23BlackPAPhiladelphiaCDC, H, JIMurderLife without parole20082019P/FAOMILD
BerryDeMarlo18BlackNVClarkCIU, H, IO, JIMurderLife19952017MWIDP/FAOM
BootsChristopher19WhiteORLaneH, JIMurder20 to Life19871995DNA*P/FAF/MFE
BoutoRobert17WhiteILCookCV, H, IO, JIMurder45 years19962018P/FAOM
BoyceDavid19WhiteVANewport News CityH, JIMurderLife19912013DNA*MWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
Boyd, Jr.Kenneth Wayne22BlackTXShelbyCV, H, JIMurderLife19992013P/FAOM
BrewerKennedy21BlackMSNoxubeeCV, H, IO, JIMurderDeath19952008DNAP/FAF/MFE
BrownJoyce Ann33BlackTXDallasF, H, IO, JIMurder25 to Life19801990MWIDP/FAOM
BrownRoy29WhiteNYCayugaH, IO, JIMurder25 to Life19922007DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
BurrellAlbert30WhiteLAUnionCDC, H, JIMurderDeath19872001P/FAOM
BurtonDarryl22BlackMOColeH, IO, JIMurderLife19852008P/FAOM
ChanceClarence23BlackCALos AngelesH, IO, JIMurderLife19751992P/FAOM
ChapmanJustin27WhiteGAHaralsonA, H, JIMurderLife20072016P/FAOMILD
ClarkJeffrey21WhiteKYMeadeH, IO, JIMurderLife19952018DNA*P/FAF/MFEOM
ColombEdward26BlackF-LA(Western)CDC, FED, JIDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced20062006P/FA
ColombMary Ann50BlackF-LA(Western)CDC, FED, F, JIDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced20062006P/FA
CooperKeith29BlackINElkhartCV, IO, JIRobbery40 years19972017DNA*MWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
CoxTeresa Lynne17WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NCChild Sex Abuse10 years19852000P/FAOM
CruzRobert33HispanicAZMaricopaH, JIMurderDeath19811995P/FAOM
CruzRolando19HispanicILDuPageCDC, CV, H, JIMurderDeath19851995DNAFCP/FAOM
CvijanovichDaniel26WhiteF-NDFED, JI, NCThreats1 year and 7 months20072011P/FAOM
DandridgeBeniah Alton29WhiteALMontgomeryCDC, H, JIMurderLife19962015P/FAF/MFEOMILD
DavisDanny25BlackF-LA(Western)CDC, FED, JIDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced20062006P/FA
Davis, Jr.Sammy32BlackF-LA(Western)CDC, FED, JIDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced20062006P/FA
DeckingaShaun26WhiteF-MNFED, JIRobbery10 years19931993MWIDP/FA
DedgeWilton20WhiteFLBrevardJISexual Assault30 years19822004DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
DeebMuneer23OtherTXMcLennanCDC, CV, H, JIMurderDeath19851993P/FAF/MFE
DeJacLynn30WhiteNYErieCV, F, H, JI, NCMurder25 years19942008DNA*P/FA
DillonWilliam21WhiteFLBrevardCDC, H, IO, JIMurderLife19812008DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
DukesCarl19BlackNYAlbanyCDC, H, IO, JIMurder39 to life19982016FCP/FAOM
EngelGary33WhiteMOClayJIKidnapping90 years19912010P/FAOM
FainCharles33WhiteIDCanyonCV, H, JIMurderDeath19832001DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
FogleLewis24WhitePAIndianaCDC, CV, H, IO, JIMurderLife without parole19822015DNAP/FAOM
FreseGeorge20Native AmericanAKFairbanksCDC, CV, H, IO, JIMurder40 years19992015MWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
FreyJoseph31WhiteWIWinnebagoIO, JISexual AssaultLife19942013DNAMWIDOM
FritzDennis22WhiteOKPontotocH, IO, JIMurderLife19881999DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
GagnonRichard32WhiteSCHorryH, JIMurderLife without parole20082015DNAP/FA
GainerDonald31WhitePAAlleghenyA, CDC, JI, NCArson22 to 45 years19851992P/FAOM
GarciaRoy Lopez45HispanicCASanta ClaraH, JIMurderLife20002006P/FA
GardinerKenneth21WhiteGAChathamH, IO, JIMurderLife19922018P/FAF/MFEOM
GarryEdward20HispanicNYBronxH, IO, JIMurder25 to life19972018MWIDP/FAOM
GaugerGary41WhiteILMcHenryH, JIMurderDeath19931996FCP/FAOM
GibbsBarry38WhiteNYKingsH, IO, JIMurder20 to Life19882005P/FAOM
GirdlerRay36WhiteAZYavapaiA, CV, H, JI, NCMurderLife19821991P/FAF/MFEOM
Gladden David36BlackPADauphinA, CDC, H, JIMurderLife19952007P/FAOM
GlennRoosevelt27BlackINLakeIO, JISexual Assault36 years19932017DNA*MWIDP/FA
GodschalkBruce25WhitePAMontgomeryIO, JISexual Assault10 to 20 years19872002DNAMWIDFCP/FA
GoldsteinThomas Lee30WhiteCALos AngelesH, JIMurder25 to Life19802004MWIDP/FAOM
GrahamMichael23WhiteLAUnionH, JIMurderDeath19872000P/FAOM
GrayDavid A. 25BlackILMadisonJIAttempted Murder60 years19781999DNAMWIDP/FAOM
GrayPaula17BlackILCookF, H, JIMurder50 years19782002DNAMWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
GuandiqueIngmar19HispanicDCH, JIMurder60 years20102016P/FAOM
HallHarold37BlackCALos AngelesH, JIMurderLife19902004FCP/FAOM
HallPaula36WhiteMOChristianCDC, F, H, JIMurder20 years20092013P/FAOM
HalsteadDennis26WhiteNYNassauCDC, CV, H, IO, JIMurder33 years and 4 months19862005DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
HansenMichael27WhiteMNDouglasCV, H, IO, JI, NCMurder14 years and 6 months20062011P/FAF/MFE
HardinGarr Keith22WhiteKYMeadeH, IO, JIMurderLife19952018DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOM
HashMichael15WhiteVACulpeperCDC, H, JIMurderLife without parole20012012P/FAOMILD
HeinsChad18WhiteFLDuvalH, JI, IOMurderLife19962007DNAP/FAF/MFE
HernandezAlejandro19HispanicILDuPageCDC, CV, H, JIMurderDeath19851995DNAFCP/FAOM
HighersRaymond20WhiteMIWayneH, JIMurderLife without parole19882013MWIDP/FA
HighersThomas21WhiteMIWayneH, JIMurderLife without parole19882013MWIDP/FA
HoltonRudolph33BlackFLHillsboroughCV, H, JIMurderDeath19872003DNA*MWIDP/FAOM
Housler, Jr.David19WhiteTNMontgomeryH, JIMurderLife without parole19972014FCP/FAILD
IglesiasGeraldo24HispanicILCookCIU, CV, H, IO, JIMurder35 years19942019MWIDP/FAOM
Jackson-KnightEric21BlackNYKingsA, H, JI, NCMurder25 to Life19801994FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
JimersonVerneal25BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JIMurderDeath19851996DNAMWIDP/FAOM
JonesDewey30WhiteOHSummitH, IO, JIMurderLife19952014DNA*MWIDP/FAOM
JonesMark20WhiteGAChathamH, IO, JIMurderLife19922018P/FAF/MFEOM
JulianBilly20WhiteINMadisonA, CDC, JIArson15 years20032010P/FAOM
KezerJoshua17WhiteMOScottH, JIMurder60 years19942009DNA*MWIDP/FAOM
KimbellThomas32WhitePALawrenceCV, H, JIMurderDeath19982002DNA*P/FA
KitchenRonald22BlackILCookCV, H, IO, JIMurderDeath19902009FCP/FAOM
KogutJohn19WhiteNYNassauCV, H, IO, JIMurder33 years and 4 months19862005DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
KunzeDavid44WhiteWAClarkCV, H, JIMurderLife without parole19972001P/FAF/MFEOM
LaBatteBeth24WhiteWIKewauneeF, H, JI, IOMurderLife19972006DNA*FCP/FA
LaneLionel33BlackILKaneH, JIMurder60 years19951995P/FA
Lee, Jr.Lawrence William25WhiteGAWayneCDC, CV, H, JIMurderDeath19872015P/FAOMILD
LiskerBruce17WhiteCALos AngelesH, JIMurder16 to Life19852009P/FAF/MFEOM
LobatoKirstin18WhiteNVClarkF, H, IO, JIMurder40 to 100 years20022017FCP/FAF/MFEILD
LucciDominic22WhiteGAChathamH, IO, JIMurderLife19922018P/FAF/MFEOM
MaciasFederico31HispanicTXEl PasoCDC, H, JIMurderDeath19841993P/FAILD
MartinezJoaquin Jose23HispanicFLHillsboroughH, JIMurderDeath19972001P/FAOM
MaxwellBobby Joe29BlackCALos AngelesH, JIMurderLife without parole19842018P/FAF/MFEOM
McCulloughJack18WhiteILDekalbCV, H, JIMurderLife20122016MWIDP/FAOMILD
McGheeCurtis17BlackIAPottawattamieCDC, H, JI, PMurderLife19782011P/FAOMILD
Miller, Jr.Jesse17BlackFLPalm BeachH, JIMurderLife20092014P/FAF/MFEILD
MontoyaLorenzo14HispanicCODenverH, JI, IOMurderLife without parole20002014DNA*FCP/FAOMILD
MozeeStanley39BlackTXDallasCIU, H, IO, JIMurderLife20002019DNA*FCP/FAOM
MunsonAdolph37BlackOKCusterH, JIMurderDeath19851995MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
NelsonTerry Lee37WhiteILSt. ClairH, JIMurder40 years19891994P/FA
NolleyJohn22BlackTXTarrantCIU, H, IO, JIMurderLife19982018DNA*P/FAF/MFEOM
OwensJames L.22WhiteMDBaltimore CityCDC, H, JIMurderLife19882008DNA*P/FAOM
Oxley, Jr.Wayne39WhiteNYSt. LawrenceH, JIMurder25 to life20062012P/FA
PeaseKevin19Native AmericanAKFairbanksCDC, CV, H, IO, JIMurder60 years19992015MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
PenalverSeth21WhiteFLBrowardH, JIMurderDeath19992012P/FAOM
PeraltaDavid23HispanicGADeKalbH, JIMurderLife20012013MWIDP/FA
PetersonJamie Lee21WhiteMIKalkaskaH, IO, JIMurderLife without parole19982014DNAFCOM
PetersonLarry36BlackNJBurlingtonH, JI, IOMurderLife19892006DNAP/FAF/MFE
PiaskowskiMichael43WhiteWIBrownH, JIMurderLife19952001P/FAOM
PinkinsDarryl37BlackINLakeIO, JISexual Assault65 years19912016DNA*MWIDP/FA
PorterKerry34BlackKYJeffersonH, IO, JIMurder60 years19982011DNA*MWIDP/FA
PottsClinton30WhiteOKMuskogeeH, JIMurderLife without parole20092012P/FAOMILD
PowellBenny26BlackCALos AngelesH, IO, JIMurderLife19751992P/FAOM
ProctorEric18WhiteORLaneH, JIMurderLife19861995DNA*P/FAF/MFE
RaingeWillie20BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JIMurderLife19781996DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
RamirezJesus48HispanicTXLambH, JIMurderLife19982008MWIDP/FAOMILD
ReasonoverEllen24BlackMOSt. LouisF, H, IO, JIMurderLife19831999P/FAOMILD
ReevesMarvin29BlackILCookA, CDC, CV, H, JIMurderLife without parole19912009P/FAOM
RestivoJohn25WhiteNYNassauCDC, CV, H, IO, JIMurder33 years and 4 months19862005DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
RichardsonJames Joseph31BlackFLDeSotoCV, H, JIMurderDeath19681989P/FAOM
Rivera Juan19HispanicILLakeCV, H, IO, JIMurderLife19932012DNAMWIDFCP/FAOM
RobertsJason16WhiteSCLaurensCDC, H, JIMurderLife19952005P/FAILD
RobertsMarvin19Native AmericanAKFairbanksCDC, CV, H, IO, JIMurder33 years19992015MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
RobinsonDavid32BlackMOScottH, JIMurderLife without parole20012018P/FAOMILD
RocketteXavier19BlackWIRacineH, JIMurderLife20032013P/FA
RomanMiguel31HispanicCTHartfordCV, H, IO, JIMurder60 years19902009DNAP/FA
SaeckerFrederic38WhiteWIBuffaloJISexual Assault15 years19901996DNAFCF/MFEOMILD
SawyerThomas49WhiteMIHillsdaleJISexual Assault22 to 32 years19922003MWIDP/FAOM
ShorttJames21BlackCALos AngelesCDC, H, JIMurderLife without parole19822010P/FAOM
SifuentesAlberto22HispanicTXLambH, JIMurderLife19982008MWIDP/FAOMILD
SimmersIan16WhiteWAKing H, JIMurder46 years and 8 months19962019DNA*FCP/FAOM
SledgeJoseph34BlackNCBladenH, IO, JIMurderLife19782015DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
SmithCodey21WhiteMOBartonJIRobbery16 years20082012P/FAILD
SmithJay C.50WhitePADauphinCV, H, JIMurderDeath19861992P/FAF/MFEOM
SmithJoseph32WhiteNYOneidaCV, H, JIMurderNot sentenced20022002P/FAOM
SteeseFred28WhiteNVClarkH, JI, PMurderLife without parole19952017MWIDFCP/FAOM
SteidlGordon35WhiteILEdgarCDC, H, JIMurderDeath19872004P/FAOMILD
StewartRonald23WhiteFLBrowardH, JI, PH, PMurder50 years19852019DNA*MWIDP/FA
StewartZackary Lee18WhiteMOGreeneH, JIMurderLife without parole20082010DNA*P/FAOM
StreetJohn36WhiteF-MO(Western)FED, H, JIMurderLife without parole20062009P/FA
SwainLorinda36WhiteMICalhounCV, F, IO, JI, NCChild Sex Abuse25 to 50 years20022016P/FAOMILD
SwintonAlfred42BlackCTHartfordH, IO, JIMurder60 years20012018DNA*P/FAF/MFE
TaylorGregory28WhiteNCWakeH, JIMurderLife19932010DNA*P/FAF/MFEOM
ToneyMichael19WhiteTXTarrantCV, H, JIMurderDeath19992009P/FAOM
VeltmannCarl62WhiteF-FL(Middle)A, FED, JIArsonLife19921996P/FAILD
VeltmannChristopher35WhiteF-FL(Middle)A, FED, JIArsonLife19921996P/FAILD
VentEugene17Native AmericanAKFairbanksCDC, CV, H, IO, JIMurder38 years19992015MWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
VirgilWilliam35BlackKYCampbellH, IO, JIMurder70 years19882017DNA*MWIDP/FAOM
WatkinsJerry26WhiteINHancockCV, H, JIMurder60 years19862000DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
WeimerCrystal23WhitePAFayetteCDC, F, H, IO, JIMurder15 to 30 years20062016P/FAF/MFEOM
WestlyWilliam47BlackNYBronxJI, NCSexual Assault20 to Life19992002P/FAOM
WhiteCurtis31BlackVALoudounCDC, H, JIMurderNot sentenced19931994P/FAOM
WhitleyDrew32BlackPAAlleghenyH, JI, IOMurderLife19892006DNAMWIDP/FA
WhitlockHerbert39WhiteILEdgarCDC, H, JIMurderLife19872008P/FAOMILD
WilliamsDennis21BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JIMurderDeath19781996DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
WilliamsJoe Sidney19BlackTXMcLennanH, JIMurderLife19871993DNA*P/FAF/MFEOM
WilliamsonRonald Keith29WhiteOKPontotocH, IO, JIMurderDeath19881999DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
WilloughbyTroy20WhiteWYSubletteCDC, H, JIMurderlife20102012P/FAOM
Winfrey, Sr.Richard49WhiteTXSan JacintoH, JIMurder75 years20072010P/FAF/MFE
WongDavid23AsianNYClintonH, JIMurder25 to Life19872004P/FAILD
Woodside, Jr.Gary20WhiteNYJeffersonH, JIManslaughter1 1/3 to 4 years19892007FCP/FAOM
WyniemkoKenneth42WhiteMIMacombIO, JISexual Assault40 to 60 years19942003DNAMWIDP/FAOM
YarrisNicholas20WhitePADelawareH, JIMurderDeath19822003DNAMWIDFCP/FAOMILD