After serving nearly 15 years for a crime he did not commit,
Jimmy Ray Bromgard
was exonerated on October 1, 2002 after DNA testing proved his innocence. Bromgard was convicted of rape and sentenced to three 40-year terms. Today marks the fifth anniversary of his exoneration.
The causes of Bromgard’s wrongful conviction included fraudulent science and incompetent lawyering, factors common in wrongful conviction cases. Visit the
Understand The Causes
section of our website to learn more about causes of wrongful conviction.
Other exoneration anniversaries this week:
, Virginia (Served 17 years, Exonerated 10/2/2000)
, New York (Served 5.5 years, Exonerated 10/5/1992)
, New York (Served 21 years, Exonerated 10/6/2006)
, Georgia (Served 5 years, Exonerated 10/7/2002)
, Georgia (Served 15 years, Exonerated 10/7/2002)