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A Project of the University of California Irvine Newkirk Center for Science & Society,
University of Michigan Law School & Michigan State University College of Law

To Search or Sort: Place the cursor over a column heading and click on the arrow arrow You can then sort in Ascending or Descending order or click on a particular value to select the cases in that category.

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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Connected to: National Registry of Exonerations

The Filter finds cases that contain any of the words you enter if you check Or, or all of them if you check And. It is not a search that works with quotation marks. It does work with truncation, but not with truncation symbols such as * and !. It scans the Detailed and Summary Views, and the narrative summaries.

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.

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BerrymanEarl24BlackNJEssexIOSexual Assault50 years19851997MWIDP/FAILD
ChaparroAnthony48HispanicNJUnionSexual AssaultLife20032014DNAMWIDF/MFEILD
CromedyMcKinley29BlackNJMiddlesexSexual Assault60 years19941999DNAMWID
DixonJohn27BlackNJEssexPSexual Assault45 years19912001DNAMWID
DorvalJean21BlackNJUnionHMurder60 years19962018MWIDILD
GentryJacob27WhiteNJSussexH, NCManslaughter30 years20112016OM
GrossGeorge38WhiteNJGloucesterCV, NCChild Sex AbuseNot sentenced19982001P/FAILD
HaganLewis38BlackNJMiddlesexCV, NCChild Sex Abuse4 years20042010P/FAILD
HalseyByron24BlackNJUnionCV, H, IOMurderLife19882007DNAFCP/FAOM
HarrellDion22BlackNJMonmouthCV, IOSexual Assault8 years19922016DNAMWIDF/MFE
KelleyEric28BlackNJPassaicCDC, H, IOMurderLife19962018DNAFCP/FAOM
KnightCurtis35BlackNJEssexHMurder30 years19902001P/FAOM
LandanoVincent James36WhiteNJHudsonCDC, HMurderLife19771998P/FAOM
LeeRalph30BlackNJPassaicCDC, H, IOMurderLife19962018DNAMWIDFCP/FAOM
Lopez-SiguenzaCarlos21HispanicNJAtlanticCV, NC, PChild Sex Abuse3 years20042012P/FAILD
MervilusEmmanuel22BlackNJUnionRobbery11 years20082013MWIDF/MFEOMILD
MichaelsMargaret Kelly22WhiteNJEssexCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse47 years19881994P/FAOM
MooreClarence36BlackNJAtlanticIOSexual AssaultLife19872006MWIDOM
NashA. Jabir39BlackNJEssexCV, NCChild Sex Abuse22 years20022013P/FA
OladapoAyodeji27BlackNJUnionCV, NCChild Sex Abuse18 years20042009P/FAF/MFEOMILD
OrtizSandra30HispanicNJPassaicF, H, NCMurderNot sentenced20012003OMILD
PetersonLarry36BlackNJBurlingtonH, JI, IOMurderLife19892006DNAP/FAF/MFE
PierreDuquene22BlackNJUnionHMurder60 years19962016MWIDILD
PitmanPerman34BlackNJCamdenH, PManslaughter5 years20072010P/FAOM
Prati, Jr.Ronald28WhiteNJMercerSexual Assault20 years19962009DNA*MWIDOM
RichardsonGerard28BlackNJSomersetH, IOMurder30 years19952013DNAF/MFE
RobertsRodney29BlackNJEssexCV, PKidnapping7 years19962014DNAMWID
RodriguezEdwin28HispanicNJMiddlesexM, NCOtherNot sentenced20142014P/FAOM
RussoCarmine51WhiteNJEssexM, NCAssaultFine19972001P/FAOMILD
ShephardDavid L.21BlackNJEssexSexual Assault30 years19841995DNAMWID
SimmonsLawrence19BlackNJPassaicCDC, HMurderLife19772000P/FAOM
SmithJulius30BlackNJHudsonRobbery20 years20102017MWID
SpearsDarryl23BlackNJMercerWeapon Possession or Sale15 years20142018P/FAOM
VegaDamaso37HispanicNJMonmouthCV, H, IOMurderLife19821989P/FAOM
WorthyTerence36BlackNJEssexNC, PWeapon Possession or Sale7 years20042005P/FAOM