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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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AndersonMarvin18BlackVAHanoverIOSexual AssaultLife19822002DNAMWID
BarbourBennett22BlackVAJames CityIOSexual Assault10 years19782012DNAMWID
BoyceDavid19WhiteVANewport News CityH, JIMurderLife19912013DNA*MWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
BurnetteVictor26WhiteVARichmond CitySexual Assault20 years19792009DNAMWIDF/MFE
BushGary56WhiteVAPetersburg CityIORobbery12 years20072018MWID
CarterWilliam Douglas55WhiteVALoudounNCAssault14 years19881992P/FAOM
ChaplinMichael T.24WhiteVAAugustaCV, NCChild Sex Abuse1 year20082009P/FA
CokerEdgar15BlackVAStaffordCV, NC, P, IOSexual Assault1 year and 5 months20072014P/FAILD
ContehMaligie19BlackVAFairfaxIORobbery1 year and 11 months20102013MWIDOMILD
CopelandDarrell A.18BlackVAChesepeake CityNCWeapon Possession or Sale5 years20072008
CoxJeffrey22WhiteVARichmond CityHMurderLife19912001MWIDP/FAOM
CrittleYvonne24WhiteVANewport News CityCV, F, NCSexual Assault7 years19881997P/FA
CullipherRicky15WhiteVAHamptonCVAssault9 years19972001MWIDFCOMILD
CunninghamCalvin Wayne26BlackVANewport News CitySexual Assault16 years19812011DNAMWIDF/MFE
DavidsonWillie24BlackVANorfolk CitySexual Assault20 years19812005DNAMWIDF/MFE
DavisRobert18WhiteVAAlbemarleCDC, CV, H, IO, PMurder23 years20042016FCP/FA
DiamondGarry24WhiteVAPrince WilliamCV, IOSexual Assault15 years19772013DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
Dick, Jr.Joseph20WhiteVANorfolk CityCDC, H, PMurderLife without parole19992016FCP/FAOM
Dixon, Jr.Malvester51BlackVAMartinsville CityCDCAccessory to MurderNot sentenced20052006P/FA
GrayRussell Leroy20BlackVARichmond CityHMurder52 years19871990MWID
HarwardKeith26WhiteVANewport News CityH, IOMurderLife19832016DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
HashMichael15WhiteVACulpeperCDC, H, JIMurderLife without parole20012012P/FAOMILD
HaynesworthThomas18BlackVARichmond CitySexual Assault74 years19842011DNAMWID
HonakerEdward33WhiteVANelsonIOSexual AssaultLife19851994DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
HopkinsTroy23BlackVARichmond CityHMurder28 years19902005MWID
LawtonSteven37BlackVANewport News CityCV, NCSexual Assault72 years19901997P/FA
McAlisterMichael29WhiteVARichmond CityIOSexual Assault35 years19862015MWID
McCrayBrian24BlackVANorfolk CityHMurder43 years19931994P/FAOM
McLaughlinBruce45WhiteVALoudounCV, NCChild Sex Abuse13 years19982002P/FAF/MFEILD
MonroeBeverly54WhiteVAPowhatanF, H, NCMurder22 years19922003FCP/FAF/MFEOM
MontgomeryJohnathan14WhiteVAHamptonCV, IO, NCChild Sex Abuse7 years and 6 months20082013P/FA
MooreCurtis32BlackVAGreensvilleH, PHMurderLife19782010DNA*FCOM
PrinceChristopher E.18BlackVACulpeperCV, NC, PBurglary/Unlawful Entry6 to 12 years19941995P/FAOM
ReedyDavey32WhiteVARoanokeA, CV, H, NCMurderLife19882015F/MFE
RuffinJulius28BlackVANorfolk CitySexual AssaultLife19822003DNAMWID
Scott Winston19BlackVAFairfaxIOSexual Assault14 years19762019DNAMWID
SnyderWalter20BlackVAArlingtonIOSexual Assault45 years19861993DNAMWIDFCP/FAOM
TalleyDell23BlackVAHenricoSexual AssaultNot sentenced19911991MWIDOMILD
ThomasMaverick31BlackVAMartinsville CityCDC, HMurderLife20052006P/FA
ThompsonTeddy16BlackVAHamptonRobbery16 years20012007MWID
ThurmanPhilip Leon29BlackVAAlexandria CitySexual Assault31 years19852005DNAMWID
TiceDerek27WhiteVANorfolk CityCDC, HMurderLife20002011FCP/FAOMILD
Tingle, Jr.John25BlackVAVirginia BeachAssault10 years19931994MWID
VasquezDavid36HispanicVAArlingtonH, PMurder35 years19851989DNAMWIDFCF/MFE
Watford IIIRoy18BlackVAPortsmouthCV, PChild Sex AbuseProbation19782018DNA*P/FA
WebbTroy19BlackVAVirginia BeachSexual Assault47 years19891996DNAMWIDF/MFE
WeinerMark52WhiteVAAlbemarleNCKidnapping8 years20132015P/FAOMILD
WhiteCurtis31BlackVALoudounCDC, H, JIMurderNot sentenced19931994P/FAOM
WhitfieldArthur Lee26BlackVANorfolk CitySexual Assault63 years19822009DNAMWIDOM
WilliamsDanial25WhiteVANorfolk CityCDC, H, PMurderLife without parole19992016FCP/FAOM
WilsonEric21WhiteVANorfolk CityCDCSexual Assault8 1/2 years19992017FCP/FAOM