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Stephen Patterson

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2024
Stephen Patterson was wrongfully convicted of a gang shooting and murder in South Central LA in 2007. Despite an alibi and two...

Gerardo Cabanillas

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2023
On January 16, 1995, two armed men robbed Raul F. and Maria A., stole Raul’s car, kidnapped his girlfriend, Maria A., and sexually...
Jermaine Smothers moments after walking out of prison

Jermaine Smothers

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2023
Jermaine Smothers was wrongly convicted of a shooting in San Diego. While incarcerated, evidence came to light pointing to the true perpetrator....
shawn schweitzer and ian schweitzer after ian's exoneration

Shawn Schweitzer

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2023
Shawn and Ian Schweitzer were wrongly convicted of the kidnapping, sexual assault, and murder of Dana Ireland. ...
Rodney Patrick McNeal looks on in court.

Rodney Patrick McNeal

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2022
In March of 1997, Rodney Patrick McNeal, a San Bernardino probation officer, drove home to pick up his pregnant wife, Debra, to take...

Anthony Chairez

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2022
Anthony Chairez was wrongfully convicted of attempted murder and mayhem based on eyewitness misidentifications. The true perpetrator was Anthony's half brother, Enrique...
Marilyn Mulero and Justin Brooks after her release from prison

Marilyn Mulero

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2022
Marilyn Mulero was wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to death on a plea deal. Mulero's case involved disgraced Chicago Detective Reynaldo...
Joann Parks after her release

Joann Parks-Shigemura

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2021
On the night of April 9, 1989, JoAnn Parks put her three children to sleep and went to bed. Around midnight, she woke...