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Danny Burton

Danny Burton

In 1987, 19-year-old Danny Burton was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a murder in Detroit, Michigan. He was exonerated in 2019 after witnesses against him admitted they lied and other witnesses gave affidavits saying he was elsewhere at the time of the crime.
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Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins, Andrew Stewart Jr.

Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins, Andrew Stewart Jr.

In 1984, Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins, and Andrew Stewart Jr. were sentenced to life in prison for murder in Baltimore, Maryland. They were exonerated in 2019 after a re-investigation revealed that the real killer's identity had been withheld by the prosecution and four eyewitnesses recanted their identifications.
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Aaron Turner

Aaron Turner

Aaron Turner was sentenced to death in 1946 for the murders of two men inside the Ace Broom Co., a broom factory located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He testified that his initial confession was false, and the result of a prolonged police interrogation involving physical abuse, which delayed his access to a hearing or an attorney. After multiple appeals, and four more trials, he was exonerated in 1957, after serving 11 years in prison.
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Ruben Martinez Jr.

Ruben Martinez Jr.

In 2008, Ruben Martinez Jr. of Los Angeles, California was sentenced to more than 40 years in prison for multiple armed robberies. He was declared factually innocent and his conviction was vacated in 2019, after a reinvestigation uncovered new evidence supporting his alibis.
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