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A Project of the University of California Irvine Newkirk Center for Science & Society,
University of Michigan Law School & Michigan State University College of Law

To Search or Sort: Place the cursor over a column heading and click on the arrow arrow You can then sort in Ascending or Descending order or click on a particular value to select the cases in that category.

The column labeled "Tags" allows you to sort and search cases by each of several additional common characteristics. To see the definitions of these terms, click on their full names:  ​

The six columns on the far right of this page display separately the Contributing Factors that are listed together on the Summary Page. To save space, we use abbreviations. To see definitions of these factors, click on their full names:

Age: The exoneree's age on the date of the reported crime

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Connected to: National Registry of Exonerations

The Filter finds cases that contain any of the words you enter if you check Or, or all of them if you check And. It is not a search that works with quotation marks. It does work with truncation, but not with truncation symbols such as * and !. It scans the Detailed and Summary Views, and the narrative summaries.

Note: An asterisk (*) in the column to the right of the "DNA" column means that the case is not included in the Innocence Project's list of DNA exonerations because post-conviction DNA evidence was not central to establishing innocence, and other non-DNA factors were essential to the exoneration.

Count= 14
Allen, Jr.George25BlackMOColeH, IOMurder95 years19832013DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOM
BeaverAntonio30BlackMOSt. Louis CityIORobbery18 years19972007DNAMWID
BriscoeJohnny28BlackMOSt. LouisIOSexual Assault45 years19832006DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
ErbyLonnie31BlackMOSt. Louis CityCV, IOChild Sex AbuseLife19862003DNAMWIDF/MFE
JohnsonLarry30BlackMOSt. Louis CityIOSexual AssaultLife19842002DNAMWIDOM
KezerJoshua17WhiteMOScottH, JIMurder60 years19942009DNA*MWIDP/FAOM
NelsonRobert20BlackMOJacksonIOSexual Assault70 years19842013DNAMWID
StewartZackary Lee18WhiteMOGreeneH, JIMurderLife without parole20082010DNA*P/FAOM
TerryAntoine17BlackMOColeCV, NCChild Sex Abuse7 years20082010DNA*FCP/FAOM
ToneySteven35BlackMOSt. LouisIOSexual AssaultLife19831996DNAMWIDOMILD
VillasanaArmand44HispanicMOGreeneNCSexual AssaultNot sentenced19992000DNAP/FAOM
WilkersonMike39WhiteMOJasperCV, PSexual AssaultCommitted to mental hospital20002017DNA*MWIDFCOMILD
WoodsAnthony20BlackMOSt. Louis CityCVChild Sex Abuse25 years19842005DNAMWIDF/MFE
YorkKenneth38WhiteMOVernonSexual AssaultLife without parole19942010DNAMWIDOM