PROVEN FALSE CONFESSION CASES
Compiled by Richard Leo and Steven Drizin


Acquittals

Name Disposition
1. Bennett, Melvin
2. Butler, Brenton
3. Flewellen, Derrick
4. Hayes, Mario
5. Huggins, Eddie
6. Pennington, Dustan
7. Burns, Betty
8. Richard Bingham
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted; DNA
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted; Fingerprints
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Physical Impossibility (In Jail At Time Of Crime)
DNA
True Perpetrators Found/Convicted
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted (Confession)
DNA












Post-Arrest, Pre-Indictment Cases

Name Disposition
1. Bowman, Christopher
2. Bowser, Bruce
3. Cummins, Tom
4. Dorr, Carl
5. Dykes, Eugene "Rufus"
6. Green, Sammie Charles
7. Humphrey, Edward
8. Johnson, Anthony (Antonio)
9. Jones, Andre
10. Lewis, Guy
11. Mason, Christina
12. Martinez, Michael Anthony
13. Moore, Robert
14. Myers, Antonio Nicholas
15. Tran, Kongsamay
16. Unnamed Juvenile 105
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted, Fingerprint Evidence
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted (Confessed)
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted (Confessed)
DNA
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted (Confessed)
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted (Confessed)
True Perpetrators Found/Convicted
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
Physical Impossibility
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
Declared False By Police & Prosecutors
Physical Impossibility
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted





















Post-Indictment, Pre-Conviction Cases

Name Disposition
1. Atkinson, Anthony
2. Baldwin, David
3. Barco, Leonard
4. Beale, Corey
5. Bell, Corethian
6. Benn, Anthony
7. Blome, George
8. Blue, Colleen
9. Brown, Rodney
10. Bruce, Leo
11. Cande/Conte, Luis
12. Carter, Michael Terrell
13. Chesnet, Allen Jacob
14. Cole, Christopher
15. Coleman, Antwan
16. Crowe, Michael
17. Dallas, Peter
18. Davis, Billy Gene
19. Delay, Gerald
20. Delvillar, Pedro
21. Fitzpatrick, Michael
22. Frederick, Johnnie
23. Gayles, Michael
24. Gibbs, Connie
25. Gibson, William Don
26. Grant, Bently Louis
27. Green, Dennis Deonte
28. Hampton, Charles Wade
29. Henley, Eric
30. Hernandez, Jorge
31. Higazy, Abdallah
32. Johnson, Wardell W.
33. Kaled, Jonathan
34. Kim, Sang
35. King, Charles B.
36. Kuecken, Frank
37. Laney, Tim
38. Lewis, Jermel
39. Ligon, Jason
40. Longtin, Keith
41. Martinez, Jose Anibal
42. Martinez, Jose Soto
43. Massingale, Johnny
44. Meyers, Geoffrey
45. Nieskins, Rick
46. Nunez, Mark
47. Olmetti, Don
48. Paccagnella, Ronald
49. Parker, Dante
50. Payton, David
51. Peterson, George
52. Reliford, Ivan
53. Rogers, Kim
54. Rupp, William
55. Scott, Dan
56. Shannon, Kenny
57. Shoup, Donald
58. Singleton, Roderick
59. Smith, Patrick N.
60. Sornberger, Theresa
61. Treadway, Joshua
62. Trujillo, Ruben
63. Unnamed Juvenile 45 (Ryan Harris case)
64. Unnamed Juvenile 110 (Jeffrey Kampsen murder)
65. Unnamed Juvenile 111 (Jeffrey Kampsen murder)
66. Unnamed Juvenile 118 (Providence, RI arson)
67. Unnamed Juvenile 119 (Galveston, TX arson/murder)
68. Unnamed Juvenile 141
69. Walrath, Frederick
70. Weaver, Stevie Ray
71. Wilkinson, Robert "Reds"
72. Williams, Peter
73. Williams, Ricky
74. Wright, Aaron
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
True Perpetrators Found/Convicted
No Crime Occurred; Scientific Evidence
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted (Confessed); Scientific Evidence
DNA
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted; Physical Impossibility
DNA
DNA
True Perpetrators Found/Convicted
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted (Confessed)
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted; DNA
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted (Confessed)
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted; DNA
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
Alleged Murder Victim Found Alive
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
Physical Impossibility
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted; DNA; Physical Impossibility
True Perpetrators Found/Convicted
True Perpetrators Found/Convicted
DNA
Physical Impossibility
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted; Physical Impossibility
DNA
True Perpetrators Found/Convicted (Confessed)
DNA
No Crime Occurred
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted (Confessed)
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted (Confessed)
Physical Impossibility
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted (Confessed)
True Perpetrators Found/Convicted
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted (Confessed)
True Perpetrators Found/Convicted (Confessed)
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted; DNA
No Physical Evidence; Another Person Indicted
Physical Impossibility
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
True Perpetrators Found/Convicted
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
Physical Impossibility
DNA
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
Physical Impossibility
True Perpetrators Found/Convicted
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted (Confessed)
DNA
Declared False By Prosecutors
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
True Perpetrators Found/Convicted (Confessed)
Declared False By Prosecutors
Surveillance Tape Revealed Different Suspect
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted; DNA
Physical Impossibility
DNA
Declared False By Prosecutors
Declared False By Prosecutors
True Perpetrators Found/Convicted
True Perpetrators Found/Convicted (Confessed)
Confession Conflicted With Physical Evidence
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted (Confessed)
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted (Confessed)
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted (Confessed)
Physical Impossibility
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted; Physical Impossibility
DNA






































































Post-Conviction

Name Disposition
1. Bottoms, Michael Scott
2. Brown, Keith
3. Burt, Lavale
4. Castillo, Miguel
5. Cherry, Kevin
6. Cox, Bradley
7. Cullipher, Rickye
8. Farnsworth, Robert Jr.
9. Frye, Ralph
10. Gauger, Gary
11. Godschalk, Bruce
12. Gray, Paula
13. Jacobs, Ralph
14. Jeffers, John
15. Jones, Ronald
16. Keaton, David
17. Kelley, William
18. Lambert, Charles
19. Linscott, Steve
20. Lloyd, Eddie Joe
21. McCray, Antron
22. Miller, Robert Lee
23. Moore, Anthony
24. Ochoa, Christopher
25. Pavlinac, Laverne
26. Purvis, John
27. Reynolds, Melvin
28. Richardson, Kevin
29. Ross, Johnny
30. Salaam, Yusef
31. Santana, Raymond
32. Saraceno, David
33. Smith, Frank Lee
34. Smith,Christopher
35. Vasquez, David
36. Washington, Earl
37. Wilson, Johnny Lee
38. Wise, Kharey
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted; DNA
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted; DNA
Evidence Points To Other Person; Conviction Vacated
Physical Impossibility
True Perpetrators Found/Convicted
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
Scientific Evidence
Physical Impossibility
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted (Confessed)
True Perpetrators Found/Convicted (Confessed)
DNA
True Perpetrators Found/Convicted; DNA
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
DNA
DNA
True Perpetrators Found/Convicted
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
DNA
DNA
DNA/True Perpetrator Found/Convicted (Confessed)
DNA
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
DNA
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
DNA/True Perpetrator Found/Convicted (Confessed)
Serology
DNA/True Perpetrator Found/Convicted (Confessed)
DNA/True Perpetrator Found/Convicted (Confessed)
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
DNA
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted
DNA
DNA
True Perpetrator Found/Convicted; Pardoned
DNA/True Perpetrator Found/Convicted (Confessed)