Amazing Story: The Wrongful Conviction of Thomas Webb III
Thomas Webb survived a false conviction, but freedom failed him. Then he met his accuser.
A Record Number Of People Were Exonerated In 2015 For Crimes They Didn’t Commit
The Netfilx hit true-crime series “Making a Murderer” leaves many people wondering: Just how common is the story of a wrongful conviction in America’s criminal justice system? Too common, according a ...
Oscar Pistorius To Be Freed From Jail Next Week Amid Outcry Over Lenient Sentence
Six days from now, Oscar Pistorius will once again be free to visit Johannesburg where, once, he fired a weapon at Tasha’s restaurant and asked a friend to take the blame. A month later, he fired anot...
Amazing Story: The Wrongful Conviction of Thomas Webb III
Thomas Webb survived a false conviction, but freedom failed him. Then he met his accuser.
Wrongful execution
Wrongful execution is a miscarriage of justice occurring when an innocent person is put to death by capital punishment, the "death penalty." Cases of wrongful execution are cited as an argument by opp...
Amina Lawal
Amina Lawal Kurami (born 1972) is a Nigerian woman. On March 22, 2002, an Islamic Sharia court (in Funtua, Nigeria in the northern state of Katsina) sentenced her to death by stoning for adultery and ...
Charles Hudspeth (convict)
Charles Hudspeth was an American man convicted of murder in Marion County, Arkansas in 1887. On December 30, 1892 he was hanged, although his alleged victim was later found to be alive.George Watkins ...
Colm Murphy
Colm Murphy (born 18 August 1952) is an Irish republican and building contractor who was the first person to be convicted in connection with the Omagh bombing, but whose conviction was overturned on a...
Guy Paul Morin
Guy Paul Morin is a Canadian who was wrongly convicted of the October 1984 rape and murder of his nine-year-old next-door neighbour, Christine Jessop of Queensville, north of Toronto, Ontario. DNA tes...
Michael Chamberlain
Michael Leigh Chamberlain (born 1944) is an Australian writer, retired teacher and former pastor, best known due to the 1980 death of his daughter Azaria as the result of a dingo attack whilst camping...
List of exonerated death row inmates
This list contains names of people who were found guilty of capital crimes and placed on death row, and were later found to be wrongly convicted. Some people were exonerated posthumously.This list inc...
Alfred Dreyfus
Alfred Dreyfus ([al.fʁɛd dʁɛ.fys] ; 9 October 1859 – 12 July 1935) was a French artillery officer of Jewish background whose trial and conviction in 1894 on charges of treason became one of the m...
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Majczek and Marcinkiewicz
Joseph Majczek and Theodore Marcinkiewicz were two men arrested and convicted of the murder of Chicago Traffic Police Officer William D. Lundy in November 1933. Some 11 years later in 1944, following ...
Charles Randal Smith
Charles Randal Smith is a former Canadian pathologist who was the head pediatric forensic pathologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, from 1982 to 2003. The quality of his autop...
Innocence Network
The Innocence Network is an affiliation of organizations dedicated to providing pro bono legal and investigative services to individuals seeking to prove innocence of crimes for which they have been c...
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Fritz Moen
Fritz Yngvar Moen (December 17, 1941 – March 28, 2005) was a Norwegian man wrongfully convicted for two distinct felony murders, serving a total of 18 years in prison. After the overturn of the ...
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David Dougherty
David Brian Dougherty is a New Zealander who was convicted in 1993 on charges of abduction and the rape of an 11-year-old girl. In 1997, when new DNA evidence ruled him out of the charge, Dougherty wa...
Nora Wall
Nora Wall (formerly Sister Dominic of the Sisters of Mercy) (born 1948) is a former Irish nun of the Sisters of Mercy who was wrongfully convicted of rape in June 1999, and served four days of a life ...
Günter Weigand
Günter Weigand (born in 1924 in Olsztyn, East Prussia) is a self-proclaimed “social lawyer” (Sozialanwalt), economist and amateur prosecutor who became victim of a judicial and psychiatric scandal.Hei...
Sakae Menda
Sakae Menda (免田栄, Menda Sakae, born November 4, 1925) is a Japanese man who was convicted of a double homicide, but was exonerated by retrial in 1983. This was the first time anyone was ever r...
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Overturned convictions in the United States
This is a list of notable overturned convictions in the United States.
Blount CountyBill Wilson was convicted of the 1912 murder of his wife and child and sentenced to life in jail. He was exoner...
Bill Wilson (convict)
Bill Wilson (1880 — ?) was a man wrongfully convicted in Blount County, Alabama of murdering his wife and child in 1912.
Bill Wilson, a farmer in Blount County, Alabama, married Jenny W...
Eric Volz
Eric Volz (born May 19, 1979) is the managing director of the David House Agency, an international crisis resource agency based in Los Angeles.Eric formed the agency after his own experience detained ...
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