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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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Quintin Alonzo

Quintin Alonzo

Quintin Alonzo (pictured with his mother) of Dallas, Texas was sentenced to life in prison for murder and assault in 2003. He was exonerated in 2019, four years after the real killer confessed to the crime the day before he was executed for a different murder.

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Richard Kussmaul

Richard Kussmaul

In 1994, Richard Kussmaul (pictured) was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murders of two teenagers in Moody, Texas. Kussmaul and three co-defendants who pled guilty to sexual assault in the case - James Long, Michael Shelton, and James Pitts, Jr. - were exonerated in 2019 after testing excluded all four defendants and revealed DNA from two unidentified males.
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Jack Sagin

Jack Sagin

In 1986, Jack Sagin was sentenced to life in prison without parole for murder in Monterey County, California. He was exonerated in 2019 after DNA tests on evidence from the crime scene identified the profiles of five different men, none of whom was Sagin.
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Willie Veasy

Willie Veasy

Willie Veasy was convicted of murder in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1993 and sentenced to life in prison. He was exonerated in 2019, after the only eyewitness at trial recanted and Veasy's confession was shown to have been the result of police misconduct.
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