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Huwe Burton

Huwe Burton

Huwe Burton was convicted in 1991 for stabbing his mother to death when he was 16 years old. He was exonerated in 2019 after an investigation revealed that his confession was coerced and that his mother's real killer was likely a downstairs neighbor.
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Israel Grant

Israel Grant

Israel Grant was convicted in 2007 of two counts of armed robbery in Charlotte, North Carolina. Following an investigation by the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission, a three-judge panel ruled in 2019 that he was factually innocent after both victims recanted and said the robbery had never happened. (From left to right: N.C. Innocence Inquiry Commission Executive Director Lindsey Guice Smith, Israel Grant, and Staff Attorney Brian Ziegler)
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Recent Exonerations

Recent Exonerations

​We feature the latest exonerations here as we find them. Clockwise from top left: Matthew Sopron, Sean Ellis, Elmer Daniels, and Kendrick Scott and Justly Johnson.
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Eric Blackmon

Eric Blackmon

In 2004, Eric Blackmon was sentenced to 60 years in prison for a murder in Chicago, Illinois. He was exonerated in 2019 after successfully arguing that his trial attorney provided ineffective assistance by failing to interview multiple alibi witnesses who all said Blackmon was at a Fourth of July party at the time of the shooting.
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