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In 1961, 14-year-old Lee Arthur Hester was sentenced to 55 years in prison for the murder of a teacher at his elementary school in Chicago, Illinois. He was exonerated in 2019 after his confession was determined to be false and the forensic evidence was discredited.
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Norman Graham

Norman Graham

In 2008, Norman Graham was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 1980 murder and rape of his girlfriend in Todd County, Kentucky. He was exonerated in 2019 after two friends helped uncover evidence that another man with a history of violence was the murderer.
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 NICHOLAS MCGUFFIN

NICHOLAS MCGUFFIN

In 2011, Nicholas McGuffin was found guilty by a non-unanimous jury of killing his 15-year-old girlfriend in 2000 in Coquille, Oregon. He was exonerated in 2019 because unidentified male DNA was present on the victim's shoes.
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Felipe Rodriguez

Felipe Rodriguez

In 1990, Felipe Rodriguez was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for a murder in Queens County, New York. He was exonerated in 2019 based on evidence that his chief accuser had lied to police, and that police failed to disclose evidence pointing to another suspect.
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