News 11.11.09

Veterans and Wrongful Conviction

On this Veterans' Day, our thoughts are with the hundreds of thousands of men and women who have served the United States over the years in the military and those serving right now.

We’re also thinking about the many exonerees who served the country in the Armed Forces before suffering the unimaginable injustice of a wrongful conviction. Among the exonerees who served in the military is

Larry Fuller

, a decorated Vietnam veteran who served nearly two decades in prison in Texas for a sexual assault he didn’t commit.

Other DNA exonerees who served in the military include

Brandon Moon

,

Jerry Miller

,

Kevin Green

,

Tim Cole

,

Eddie Lowery

and several others.

Wrongful convictions can happen to anyone, unless we act to address the underlying causes.

Read more about the reform measures supported by the Innocence Project to prevent wrongful convictions from happening

.

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  1. Larry Williams says:

    I was wrongfully convicted and framed with illegal investigator misconduct after a false accusation. I am out of prison now and serve eight years from a plea agreement due to coercion and fear of life. The evidence of investigation came up negative and the statements were forged and altered against me. I appeal so many times and a recent lawsuit that was dismissed with prejudice. I hope to find an attorney that would take me case and clear my name.

  2. Kaan Akyol says:

    One of my soldiers is currently serving a sentence for a crime that never occurred. He is an Honorably discharged family man who had a promising career in law enforcement, and he was just hung out to dry. The prosecutor in this case is a known racist and has a thing against veterans. What can I do to help?

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