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Joshua Horner

Joshua Horner

In 2017, Joshua Horner (pictured with his wife Kelli) was sentenced to 50 years in prison for sexually assaulting his daughter. He was exonerated after the Oregon Innocence Project found the family dog that the girl said Horner killed to punish her for refusing his sexual advances.
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Interactive Data Display

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Aaron Salter

Aaron Salter

In 2004, Aaron Salter (pictured holding photos of his football career that was cut short by his conviction) was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a shooting that killed one man and wounded two others in Detroit, Michigan. He was exonerated in 2018 by evidence pointing to another man as the gunman.(Photo: Max Ortiz/Detroit News)
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Recent Exonerations

Recent Exonerations

​We feature the latest exonerations here as we find them. Clockwise from top left: Robert Bouto (with Anthony Jakes, left); Christopher Miller; Jerome Johnson; and Johnny Tall Bear.
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Marcel Brown

Marcel Brown

In 2011, Marcel Brown (pictured with his attorney, Karen Daniel) was sentenced to 35 years in prison for a murder in Chicago, Illinois. He was exonerated in 2018 with the help of the Center on Wrongful Convictions after a witness recanted and a judge ruled that police improperly obtained his confession.
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