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Nathaniel and Phillip Barnett

Nathaniel and Phillip Barnett

It started with a false confession. Then four young men were convicted of murdering a young woman outside of Huntington, West Virginia. Three of the men -- Justin Black and brothers Nathaniel and Phillip Barnett -- were exonerated in 2021 after DNA evidence pointed to an alternate suspect with a history of violence against women.(Photo: Lori Wolfe/Huntington Herald-Dispatch)
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Justin Black

Justin Black

It started with a false confession. Then four young men were convicted of murdering a young woman outside of Huntington, West Virginia. Three of the men -- Justin Black and brothers Nathaniel and Phillip Barnett -- were exonerated in 2021 after DNA evidence pointed to an alternate suspect with a history of violence against women. (Photo: The Exoneration Project)
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Chad Breland

Chad Breland

Chad Breland, of Queens, New York, was sentenced to 15 years in 1997 for crimes related to a home invasion. He was exonerated in 2021 after previously-undisclosed testing of fingerprint evidence placed the informant who tipped off police at the crime scene.(Photo: Courtesy of Breland, for The Queens Daily Eagle)
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Terry Ceasor

Terry Ceasor

In 2005, Terry Ceasor was sentenced to two to 15 years in prison for child abuse in St. Clair County, Michigan for injuring his girlfriend's toddler by shaking him. He was exonerated in 2021 by evidence that the boy's injuries were the result of an accidental fall.
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