In 2001, Kenny Waters, a man who was wrongly imprisoned 18 years for murder, was finally freed after his high-school dropout sister went to law school to prove his innocence. Tragically, Kenny Waters died in an accident 6 months after his release from prison.
Conviction is a 2010 biographical legal drama film based on this story.
A man spent 28 years in jail before a DNA test concluded that the hair found at the crime scene actually came from a dog.
Four teenage girls lied to have an innocent man convicted of murdering a child. They never apologized, claiming they did it “for a laugh”.
An inmate on death row pleaded for DNA testing which was denied. After his execution, Virginia refused additional public demand for the test, worried it would confirm that they’d “executed an innocent man.” The evidence was then destroyed.
John Delorean (designer of the Delorean DMC-12 “back to the future” car) was arrested for conspiracy to traffic narcotics, after being set up by FBI. Delorean was saved from prison after publisher Larry Flynt obtained and released tapes and documents that proved his innocence.
Michael Morton spent 25 years of a life sentence in prison for the murder of his wife. Finally after years of fighting for the rights to a DNA test on a bloody bandana found at the scene, he was exonerated by DNA evidence linking a known felon to the murder.
A man was found innocent of rape and false imprisonment after spending 18 years in jail due to DNA evidence. 2 years after his release, he raped and murdered a woman.
In 2001 Kenny Waters, a Massachusetts man who was wrongly imprisoned for 18 years for murder, was finally freed after his high-school drop-out sister went to law school to prove his innocence. However, 6 months after his release, he died in a freak accident.