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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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ArroyoRogelio25HispanicILCookCDC, HMurderLife without parole19821991MWIDP/FA
CoxRichard47WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, NC, PChild Sex AbuseUnknown19851991P/FAOMILD
CraigSandra37BlackMDHowardCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse10 years19871991P/FAOM
DabbsCharles27BlackNYWestchesterIOSexual Assault12 1/2 to 20 years19841991DNAMWIDF/MFE
DeMotteWilliam38WhiteINVermillionCV, NCChild Sex Abuse10 years19891991P/FA
DillGrace50WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
Dill, Jr.Wayne26WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, JI, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
EardleyJames23WhiteILMcLeanCDCDestruction of PropertyNot sentenced19901991P/FA
EllingtonTyrone31BlackOHMahoningCVChild Sex AbuseLife19891991MWIDOM
ForsytheColleen Dill26WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
ForsytheWayne28WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, JI, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
GainesFreddie Lee22BlackALJeffersonHMurder30 years19741991MWID
GirdlerRay36WhiteAZYavapaiA, CV, H, JI, NCMurderLife19821991P/FAF/MFEOM
GrajedaArthur19HispanicCALos AngelesHMurder32 to life19871991MWIDP/FAOM
HarrisLynnette33WhiteF-WI(Eastern)FED, F, NCTax Evasion/Fraud10 months19901991
HuntKenya17BlackCASan DiegoRobberyNot sentenced19911991MWID
JeanLesly22BlackNCOnslowSexual AssaultLife19821991DNAMWIDOM
LewisGeorge28BlackMNHennepinSexual Assault12 years and 8 months19881991MWID
LivingstonChristopher19BlackNYKingsHMurder20 to Life19871991F/MFEILD
MillerGina25WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
MooreLaurie33WhiteMIOtsegoHManslaughter7 to 15 years19871991P/FAOM
MoralesSantiago Ventura19HispanicORClackamasHMurder10 to Life19861991P/FAF/MFEILD
NelsonBruce24BlackPAAlleghenyCDC, HMurderLife19821991DNAP/FA
NelsonGary29BlackGAChathamCV, HMurderDeath19801991P/FAF/MFEOMILD
PacekJerry13WhitePAAlleghenyHMurder10 to 20 years19591991FCOM
PayneDana28WhiteMNHennepinCV, NCOther Violent Felony1 year19891991P/FAF/MFEOM
PittsMarcella29WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
PittsRicky Lynn31WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, JI, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
RobinsonDerrick30BlackFLMiami-DadeH, PMurder7 years19891991P/FA
RoblesWillie18HispanicCASan DiegoRobberyNot sentenced19911991MWIDILD
SanchezIsauro20HispanicILCookCDC, HMurderLife without parole19821991MWIDP/FA
SherwinJames T.53WhiteF-NY(Southern)FEDFraud6 months19891991
SmithCharles29BlackINAllenCDC, HMurderDeath19831991P/FAOMILD
StallingsPatricia24WhiteMOJeffersonCV, F, H, NCMurderLife19911991F/MFEILD
TalleyDell23BlackVAHenricoSexual AssaultNot sentenced19911991MWIDOMILD
VarelaIgnacio42HispanicILCookCDC, HMurderLife without parole19821991MWIDP/FA
VarelaJoaquin22HispanicILCookHMurderLife without parole19821991MWIDFC
WanzerTerry Lee20WhiteGAClaytonCVSexual AssaultLife19731991MWID
WilsonTheopolis22BlackWIRacineNCBurglary/Unlawful Entry5 years19891991