News 01.07.08

Friday marks one year of freedom for Larry Fuller

This Friday is the first anniversary of

Larry Fuller

’s exoneration in Texas. He was wrongfully convicted of rape in 1981 and sentenced to 50 years behind bars. He would spend 25 years, including five on parole, fighting to clear his name. Fuller was finally exonerated on January 11, 2007 after DNA testing proved his innocence. He had spent nearly 20 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit.

Eyewitness misidentification and faulty forensics contributed to Fuller’s wrongful conviction.

Read more about these factors and other common causes of wrongful convictions here

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Other exoneration anniversaries this week:


Sunday:

Mark Diaz Bravo

, California (Served 3 years, Exonerated 1/6/94)

Thursday:

Gregory Wallis

, Texas (Served 17 years, Exonerated 1/10/07)

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