News 05.09.08

Massachusetts man marks eight years of freedom

Neil Miller spent almost the entire 1990s in Massachusetts prison for a rape he didn’t commit before DNA testing proved his innocence and led to his exoneration on May 10, 2000. Tomorrow, he marks the eighth anniversary of his release.

Miller is one of more than 160 exonerees whose wrongful convictions were caused, at least in part, by eyewitness misidentification. The victim in Miller’s case identified him in a book of mug shots, and again at trial. He claimed his innocence throughout the ordeal but was convicted and sentenced to 26-45 years.


Read more about Miller’s case here

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Other exoneration anniversaries this week:

Sunday:

Glen Woodall

, West Virginia (Served 4.5 years, Exonerated 05/04/92)

Wednesday:

Jeffrey Pierce

, Oklahoma (Served 14.5 years, Exonerated 05/07/01)

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