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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.

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ArmstrongRalph27WhiteWIDaneH, IOMurderLife19812009DNA*P/FAF/MFEOMILD
AverySteven23WhiteWIManitowocIOAttempted Murder32 years19852003DNAMWIDF/MFE
AveryWilliam25BlackWIMilwaukeeH, JIMurder40 years20052010DNAFCP/FAOM
BeranekRichard28WhiteWIDaneIOSexual Assault243 years19902018DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
FreyJoseph31WhiteWIWinnebagoIO, JISexual AssaultLife19942013DNAMWIDOM
HadawaySammy20BlackWIMilwaukeeCDC, CV, IO, PAttempt, Violent5 years19962018DNAFCP/FAOM
HicksAnthony26BlackWIDaneSexual Assault19 years19911997DNAMWIDF/MFEILD
HollowayDaryl24BlackWIMilwaukeeIOSexual AssaultLife19932016DNAMWID
LaBatteBeth24WhiteWIKewauneeF, H, IO, JIMurderLife19972006DNA*FCP/FA
OttChaunte21BlackWIMilwaukeeCDC, CV, H, IOMurderLife19962009DNAP/FAOM
SaeckerFrederic38WhiteWIBuffaloJISexual Assault15 years19901996DNAFCF/MFEOMILD
ScheidellDaniel46WhiteWIRacineIOSexual Assault25 years19952017DNA*MWIDILD
ShombergForest38WhiteWIDaneIOSexual Assault12 years20032009DNA*MWIDOM
StinsonRobert Lee20BlackWIMilwaukeeHMurderLife19852009DNAF/MFEILD
ZimmermanEvan53WhiteWIDodgeH, IOMurderLife20012005DNA*FCILD