Reed, who is set to be executed on November 20, 2019, for a crime he did not commit, called upon Texas Governor Greg Abbott to exercise his authority to grant a 30-day reprieve to spare Reed’s life.
Innocence Project“It is clear to anyone who looks at the evidence in this case that, quite simply, Mr. Reed did not sexually assault or murder Stacey Stites that night in 1996.” —Bryce Benjet, @innocence senior attorney for #RodneyReed
"I've been locked up since 1977. I'm not getting any younger," Elvis Brooks explained
Innocence Project“It is deeply unfair that an innocent man would be forced to choose between entering a plea to secure his immediate freedom and waiting years more in prison to prove his innocence through litigation.” —@InnocenceProjNO attorney Charrel Arnold
Since his trial, there is substantial evidence that exonerates Reed and implicates the victim's fiance Jimmy Fennell, a local police officer.
Innocence Project#RodneyReed, who maintains his innocence, has been on death row for the past 21 years for the murder of Stacey Stites in Bastrop, Texas. Since his trial, there is substantial evidence that exonerates Reed and implicates Stites’ fiancé.
A Manhattan man who was wrongfully convicted — thanks to a crooked cop and lying witnesses — is finally breathing free after serving more than 24 years in prison for a shooting he didn’t commit, he…
Innocence Project“It was so difficult for me to be in prison for so many years when I knew the case against me was totally fabricated.”
—Pablo Fernandez, 47, who spent nearly a quarter century in prison for a wrongful conviction.
Innocence Project Files Petition with U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Rodney Reed, who has been on Texas death row for over 20 years.
Innocence Project“The evidence supporting Reed’s innocence is uncontradicted and undeniable, and without the Supreme Court’s intervention, I fear the State of Texas may execute an innocent man.” —Bryce Benjet, @innocence attorney
A judicial panel ruled Thursday that a mentally ill man who wore a Superman-like cape in police inte...
Innocence ProjectNo physical or witness evidence tied Blackmon, who suffers from mental illness, to the crime. Prosecutors relied on his confessions where he compared himself to Dracula and said he could cause earthquakes and hurricanes.
Anderson served 20 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of robbery, sodomy, abduction, and rape. He was exonerated in December 2001.
Innocence ProjectHappy 17th exoneration anniversary, Marvin! Marvin Anderson spent 20 years wrongfully convicted before he was exonerated with DNA. He is now an @innocence project board member and serves as the Chief of the Hanover, Virginia Fire Department.
More than 40 local prosecutors across the country filed a legal brief Thursday supporting the City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s effort to overturn the murder conviction of a local man her office has concluded is innocent. Lamar Johnson, the...
Innocence Project“A local prosecutor deserves respect when he or she approaches the Court and asks the Court to correct a legal wrong for the benefit of an innocent person.”
Nationwide, approximately one in three of persons who have been exonerated by DNA had been convicted in whole or part on the testimony of witnesses who later recanted. Rob Warden writes on the 30th anniversary of Gary Dotson's exoneration: It is...
Innocence ProjectRob Warden, @injusticewatch, reflects on how even 30 years since the first DNA exoneration took place, many judges and prosecutors have yet to learn how recantations can lead to wrongful convictions.
Justly Johnson was convicted in the Mother's Day 1999 murder of Lisa Steinberg Kindred, mom of three killed on Mother's Day 1999
Innocence Project"It is an egregious case of fabricating evidence for the sake of closing a case. That type of 'end justifies the means' mentality was typical of the DPD Homicide Unit in the late 1990’s and early 2000s."
@oralandar_DN via @detroitnews@UMichLaw
A man who says he's innocent of murder is walking free after spending after more than a decade behind bars. Adam Braseel spoke with NewsChannel 9 less than an hour after he was released from prison. Adam Braseel and his sister Christina speak with...
Innocence ProjectWelcome home Adam! Adam Braseel walked our of prison on Friday after spending 12 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.
On May 23, 1991, the victim, a social service worker, was found beaten, strangled and stabbed to death near the upstate New York farmhouse where she lived. The victim had been bitten
Innocence ProjectIt is with great sadness that we share the passing of our client, Roy Brown who spent 15 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Roy was exonerated in 2007 based on DNA tests. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Sunday marks one month since 81-year-old Charles Ray Finch was released from a state prison, after spending 43 years behind bars — wrongly convicted of a 1976 Wils…
Innocence ProjectA group of law students with the @DukeInnocence helped Finch win his freedom.
“It just doesn’t feel real until you see your client, and you see them coming out of the prison.”