STORIES of the exonerated
Read about the members of Witness to Innocence by clicking on their photos below. Each person is a death row survivor who has an extraordinary story to tell.
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Johnson, a black man was sentenced to death by an all white jury for the murder of a white victim. In 1982, after serving 11 years on death row the charges were dropped when a previously silent eyewitness came forward and identified the state's chief witness as the actual killer.
Jeremy Sheets was sentenced to death for the 1992 kidnapping and murder of a young woman in Omaha.
Dan Bright was wrongfully convicted at age 26 of the murder of Murray Barnes. He spent nine years in prison, four of which were on death row, before his conviction was overturned.
Sabrina Butler was a Mississippi teenager who was convicted of murder and child abuse in the death of her nine month old son. She was later exonerated of all wrongdoing. She is the only woman in the United States exonerated from death row.
Kirk Bloodsworth is the first American sentenced to death row who was exonerated by DNA fingerprinting
Clarence Brandley was exonerated from death-row in Texas after spending 10 years in prision despite his innocence.
Albert Burrell was released in 2000 after being falsely imprisioned for 13 years on death row in Louisiana.
Glen Edward Chapman
Due to incompetent representation, false witness testimony, and withheld evidence, Glen Edward Chapman spent 15 years on North Carolina's death row for a crime he did not commit before his release in 2008.
Perry Cobb and his co-defendent were sentenced to death in Illinois for a crime they did not commit before being exonerated in 1987.
James "Bo" Cochran endured four trials and 19 years on Alabama's death row after finally being exonorated for a crime he did not commit.
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