News 02.14.08

One year of freedom for Georgia exoneree

This week marks the one-year anniversary of Willie "Pete" Williams' exoneration in Georgia. He was convicted based on eyewitness misidentification in 1985 and sentenced to 45 years in prison. He was exonerated on February 13, 2007 by postconviction DNA testing after serving nearly 22 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.


Read more about Willie “Pete” Williams' case here

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Read yesterday’s blog post on eyewitness identification reforms in Georgia

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Other exoneration anniversary this week:

Thursday:

Bruce Godschalk

(Served 14.5 Years, Exonerated 2/14/02)

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