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Quincy Amerson

Quincy Amerson

In 2001, Quincy Amerson (center) was sentenced to life in prison without parole after being convicted of murder in the death of a 7-year-old girl whose body was found on a rural road in Harnett County, North Carolina. He was exonerated in 2024 after a new forensic review of the crime scene said the girl's death was an accident that could have been caused by vehicles other than the one driven by Amerson. (Photo: The Wrongful Convictions Clinic, Duke University)​
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Luis Galarza

Luis Galarza

In 2003, Luis Galarza was convicted of two counts of murder in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was exonerated in 2024, based on undisclosed evidence that impeached several witnesses about their motives for testifying against Galarza. (Galarza, center, with his attorneys.​)
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Kainte Hickey

Kainte Hickey

In 2008, Kainte Hickey was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a shooting in Detroit, Michigan that killed one man and wounded another. He was granted a new trial and acquitted in 2024 based on testimony of witnesses that he was elsewhere at the time of the crime.​
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Donald Raynor

Donald Raynor

Donald Raynor was convicted of murder in Hartford, Connecticut, in 2015. He received a new trial in 2020 and was acquitted at retrial in 2024, in part based on new scientific information about the accuracy of the firearms evidence used to link Raynor to the murder weapon. Raynor (center, left) with mother-in-law Aida De Jesus (left), mother Candy Law (center, right) and former teacher Ginger Mealy (right). (Photo: Hartford Courant)​
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