News 08.08.07

Celebrating freedom: Three exonerees mark anniversaries

Seven years ago today, Larry Youngblood walked out of an Arizona prison after serving nine years for a crime he didn’t commit. Eyewitness misidentification contributed to Youngblood’s conviction and it has been involved in more than 75 percent of wrongful convictions overturned by DNA testing.

Read more about

Youngblood’s case

and proposed

reforms to identification procedures

nationwide.

Also celebrating exoneration anniversaries this week:

Thursday:

Ryan Matthews

, Louisiana (Exonerated 8/9/2004)

Saturday:

Wilton Dedge

, Florida (Exonerated 8/11/2004)

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