Florida’s exonerees have all been cleared of blame. In fact, by using DNA testing, they have been proven factually innocent of the crimes for which they were convicted. This explanation of what it is to be an exoneree is adapted from the Death Penalty Information Center:
Defendants must have been convicted and subsequently either-
a) their conviction was overturned AND
i) they were acquitted at re-trial or
ii) all charges were dropped
b) they were given an absolute pardon by the governor based on new evidence of innocence.
Learn more about the individuals who were proven innocent through post-conviction DNA testing in Florida.
- James Bain
- Larry Bostic
- Orlando Boquete
- Anthony Caravella
- Alan Crotzer
- Cody Davis
- Wilton Dedge
- Luis Diaz
- William Dillon
- Chad Heins
- Frank Lee Smith
- Jerry Frank Townsend
- Derrick Williams
Learn more about the individuals who were proven innocent in Florida through non-DNA evidence of actual innocence.