"Rebuilding the Lives of the Wrongfully Convicted"

Meet the Exonerees

Kevin Byrd

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In July of 1985, Kevin Byrd was 17 years old and employed as a carpenter working for L&B Realtors...

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Harold Hall

haroldhallHarold Hall was wrongfully convicted in June of 1985 for the murder and rape of Nola Duncan and the murder of her brother David Rainey...

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Glen Nickerson

glennickersonIn 1984, Buddy Nickerson was not an angel in the eyes of the criminal justice system. He rode a Harley Davidson with a carefree attitude that would cease in September of that year...

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David Pope

davidpopeDavid Shawn Pope was exonerated and freed in 2001 after DNA testing proved his innocence of a 1985 sexual assault...

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Samuel Scott

samuelscottOn February 1, 1986, Samuel Scott and Douglas Echols were enjoying an evening with a female friend...

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Calvin Willis

calvinwillisIn 1981, Calvin Willis was convicted and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for a rape he did not have anything to do with...

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Leslie Vass

leslievassIn 1975, Leslie Vass was a 17-year-old star basketball player at his high school in Baltimore....

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Darryl Hunt

darrylhuntIn 1984, 19-year-old Darryl Hunt was convicted of raping and murdering a young, newspaper reporter in Winston-Salem, North Carolina...

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Billy Miller

billymillerIn 1983, Billy was sleeping in his Dallas bedroom in the middle of the night when police officers burst in and took him out to the porch where a woman in a squad car nodded to identify him as her rapist...

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Gary Gauger

gauger2In 1993, Gary's mother and father were murdered at their family farm in Illinois where Gary was living. He was immediately targeted by the police and soon charged with his parent's murder....

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John Stoll

stroll-smIn the 1980s, there were a flurry of arrests in Bakersfield California for child molestation. John Stoll was one of the many charged with multiple accounts of molestation...

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Kevin Green

bkevinleegreenOne September evening in 1979, Kevin Green left his apartment in Tustin California to get a cheeseburger. When he returned, he found his pregnant wife, Diane, badly beaten and unconscious....

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Michael Evans

michaelevansGerald Ford was still the President when Michael Evans and another teenager were convicted of a rape and murder they knew nothing about...

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Vincent Moto

vincentmotoVincent Moto was pushing his baby son in a stroller down a Philadelphia street in 1985, when a woman passed him on the street and accused him...

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Aaron Owens

aaronowensAaron Owens was arranging for flowers to be delivered to his mother and wife on Mother's Day in 1973 when two murders took place in Oakland, California...

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Pete Rose

peteroseHarsh and coercive interrogation tactics led a teenage victim to suggest her assailant was Peter Rose...

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Peter Vaughn

petervaughnOn January 6, 1983, around 2:15pm, someone committed an armed robbery at a supermarket in Roxbury, Massachusetts while another stood guard outside...

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Cedric Willis

cedricwillisIn 1994, Cedric Willis was 19 years old, a young man with no criminal record, and the father of a newborn son...

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Beverly Monroe

beverlymonroeIn the early 1990s, Virginian Beverly Monroe was convicted of the murder of her longtime companion...

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Chris Ochoa

chrisochoaIn 1988, Chris Ochoa and his roommate were arrested for the rape and murder of an Austin-area Pizza Hut waitress...

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Juan Melendez

voicesunited.juanbiophoto1On September 20, 1984, a jury found Juan Melendez guilty of murder and armed robbery, based primarily on false testimony...

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James Newsome

newsome 91In 1979 James Newsome was living on the South Side of Chicago when a white grocer was shot to death in a local convenience store. Officers from the Area 2 police station, known for corruption and abuse, made Newsome their prime suspect....

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Chol Soo Lee

chol soo leeIn 1973, the San Francisco Police Department and prosecutors were working hard to solve 16 murder cases related to Chinatown gang wars....

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Joseph Amrine

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In 1985, While Joseph Amrine was serving a fifteen-year sentence for burglary and robbery, fellow inmate Gary Barber was fatally stabbed in the same room where Amrine was playing poker....

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