Innocents executed in the United States

There have been many exonerations from death row in the United States, 152 since 1973 as of April 26, 2015.

This post is to list and document innocent or possibly innocent people who have been executed.

More detail and links/references will be provided over time.

  1. George Stinney, South Carolina, Convicted 1944, Executed 1944, Exonerated 2014
  2. Burton Abott, California, Convicted 1955, Executed 1957
  3. Gary Graham, Texas, Convicted 1981, Executed 2000*
  4. Larry Griffin, Missouri, Convicted 1981, Executed 1995*
  5. Leo Jones, Florida, Convicted 1981, Executed 1998*
  6. Thomas Thompson, California, ~1981, Executed 1998
  7. Johnny Frank Garrett, Texas, Convicted ~1982, Executed 1992
  8. Jesse Romero, Texas, Convicted ~1984, Executed 1992
  9. Carlos DeLuna, Texas, Convicted 1983, Executed 1989*
  10. Robert Nelson Drew, Texas, Convicted 1983, Executed 1994
  11. David Spence, Texas, Convicted 1984, Executed 1997*
  12. Lester Bower, Texas, Convicted 1984, Executed 2015
  13. Ruben Cantu, Texas, Convicted 1985, Executed 1993*
  14. Joseph O’Dell, Virginia, Convicted 1986, Executed 1997*
  15. Frances Newton, Texas, Convicted: 1988, Executed 2005
  16. Eric King, Arizona, Convicted 1988, Executed 2011
  17. Claude Jones, Texas, Convicted 1989, Executed 2000*
  18. Troy Davis, Georgia, Convicted 1991, Executed 2011*
  19. Cameron Willingham, Texas, Convicted 1992, Executed 2004*
  20. Kia Levoy Johnson, Texas, Convicted ~1993. Executed 2003
  21. David Wayne Spence, Texas, Convicted 1994, Executed 1997
  22. Lamont Reese, Texas, Convicted ~2001, Executed 2006
  23. Richard Wayne Jones, Texas, Convicted ~1986, Executed 2000
  24. Davis Losada, Texas, Convicted ~1984, Executed 1997
  25. David Wayne Stoker, Texas, Convicted ~1986, Executed 1997
  26. Joseph Nichols, Texas, Convicted ~1980, Executed 2007
  27. Roy Pippin, Texas, Convicted ~1994, Executed 2007
  28. Gregory Wright, Texas, Convicted ~1997, Executed 2008
  29. Jamie McCoskey, Texas, Convicted ~1991, Executed 2013
  30. Robert Garza, Texas, Convicted ~2002, Executed 2013
  31. Preston Hughes, Texas, Convicted ~1988, Executed 2012
  32. Jesse Tafero, Florida, Convicted ~1977, Executed 1990
  33. Willie Jasper Darden, Florida, Convicted ~1974, Executed 1988
  34. Edward Earl Johnson, Mississippi, Convicted ~1980, Executed 1987
  35. Dennis Wayne Stockton, Virginia
  36. Marcus Johnson, Georgia, Convicted 1998, Executed 2015
  37. Brian Keith Terrell, Georgia, Alleged Crime 1992 , Executed 2015
  38. Richard Masterson, Texas, Convicted 2001, Executed 2016

* = listed at http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/executed-possibly-innocent

Possibles:

Thomas Thompson,  California.

Note: where the exact year of conviction is unknown, it is guessed from the date of the alleged crime.

Based on discussion here.

See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrongful_execution#United_States

and The Skeptical Juror re Texas.

and Yes, America, We Have Executed an Innocent Man by Andrew Cohen.

See also http://www.save-innocents.com/executed-but-innocent.html

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