Innocence Database


Instructions: This database can be searched using any combination of the search filters below. All columns are sortable by clicking the title at the top of the column. To find out more about a case in the list, click on the name of the individual.
Terms:
# - Refers to the chronological order in which the defendants were exonerated.
State - Place of capital conviction
Years Between - The difference between the year of exoneration and the year of capital conviction
Reason - Normally, when a conviction is overturned by an appellate court, the state has the option of re-trying the defendant. If the state does not seek a re-trial, charges are dismissed. If a re-trial occurs and the defendant is found not guilty, the case is listed as an acquittal.
DNA evidence - refers to whether DNA evidence played a major role in exonerating ("yes") the defendant or not ("no").

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148 exoneration(s) match your current filters:

# Name State Race Convicted Exonerated Years Between Reason DNA
1 David Keaton FL Black 1971 1973 2 Charges Dismissed No
2 Samuel Poole NC Black 1973 1974 1 Charges Dismissed No
3 Wilbert Lee FL Black 1963 1975 12 Pardoned No
4 Freddie Pitts FL Black 1963 1975 12 Pardoned No
5 James Creamer GA White 1973 1975 2 Charges Dismissed No
6 Christopher Spicer NC Black 1973 1975 2 Acquitted No
7 Thomas Gladish NM White 1974 1976 2 Charges Dismissed No
8 Richard Greer NM White 1974 1976 2 Charges Dismissed No
9 Ronald Keine NM White 1974 1976 2 Charges Dismissed No
10 Clarence Smith NM White 1974 1976 2 Charges Dismissed No
11 Delbert Tibbs FL Black 1974 1977 3 Charges Dismissed No
12 Earl Charles GA Black 1975 1978 3 Charges Dismissed No
13 Jonathan Treadway AZ White 1975 1978 3 Acquitted No
14 Gary Beeman OH White 1976 1979 3 Acquitted No
15 Jerry Banks GA Black 1975 1980 5 Charges Dismissed No
16 Larry Hicks IN Black 1978 1980 2 Acquitted No
17 Charles Giddens OK Black 1978 1981 3 Charges Dismissed No
18 Michael Linder SC White 1979 1981 2 Acquitted No
19 Johnny Ross LA Black 1975 1981 6 Charges Dismissed No
20 Ernest Graham CA Black 1976 1981 5 Acquitted No
21 Annibal Jaramillo FL Latino 1981 1982 1 Charges Dismissed No
22 Lawyer Johnson MA Black 1971 1982 11 Charges Dismissed No
23 Larry Fisher MS White 1984 1985 1 Acquitted No
24 Anthony Brown FL Black 1983 1986 3 Acquitted No
25 Neil Ferber PA White 1982 1986 4 Charges Dismissed No

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