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Alan Butts

Alan Butts

In 2003, Alan Butts was sentenced to 15 years to life for the murder of the two-year-old son of his girlfriend in Westerville, Ohio. He was exonerated in 2024 based on new medical evidence that debunked the prosecution experts' claim that the baby died of Shaken Baby Syndrome. Butts greeted by his mother, Denise Horn, upon release.​ (Photo: Ohio Innocence Project)
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George Gould

George Gould

In 1995, George Gould was sentenced to 80 years in prison for the murder of a bodega owner in New Haven, Connecticut. He was exonerated in February 2024 based on recantations by two witnesses and evidence pointing to the victim's son as the real killer. (Photo: Jessica Hill/AP) ​
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Steven Ruffin

Steven Ruffin

In 1996, Steven Ruffin was convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in Brooklyn, New York. He was exonerated in 2024 after a re-investigation of his case suggested the real shooter was likely the then-boyfriend of Ruffin's sister. (Photo: Legal Aid Society)​
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Harold Staten

Harold Staten

In 1986, Harold Staten was convicted of arson and murder in a house fire that killed a man in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was exonerated in 2024 after a re-investigation concluded that the cause of the fire could not be determined. (Photo: The Exoneration Project)​
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