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. Ruben Cantu, Texas, Convicted 1985, Executed 1993*
  13. Joseph O’Dell, Virginia, Convicted 1986, Executed 1997*
  14. Frances Newton, Texas, Convicted: 1988, Executed 2005
  15. Eric King, Arizona, Convicted 1988, Executed 2011
  16. Claude Jones, Texas, Convicted 1989, Executed 2000*
  17. Troy Davis, Georgia, Convicted 1991, Executed 2011*
  18. Cameron Willingham, Texas, Convicted 1992, Executed 2004*
  19. Kia Levoy Johnson, Texas, Convicted ~1993. Executed 2003
  20. David Wayne Spence, Texas, Convicted 1994, Executed 1997
  21. Lamont Reese, Texas, Convicted ~2001, Executed 2006
  22. Richard Wayne Jones, Texas, Convicted ~1986, Executed 2000
  23. Davis Losada, Texas, Convicted ~1984, Executed 1997
  24. David Wayne Stoker, Texas, Convicted ~1986, Executed 1997
  25. Joseph Nichols, Texas, Convicted ~1980, Executed 2007
  26. Roy Pippin, Texas, Convicted ~1994, Executed 2007
  27. Gregory Wright, Texas, Convicted ~1997, Executed 2008
  28. Jamie McCoskey, Texas, Convicted ~1991, Executed 2013
  29. Robert Garza, Texas, Convicted ~2002, Executed 2013
  30. Preston Hughes, Texas, Convicted ~1988, Executed 2012
  31. Jesse Tafero, Florida, Convicted ~1977, Executed 1990
  32. Willie Jasper Darden, Florida, Convicted ~1974, Executed 1988
  33. Edward Earl Johnson, Mississippi, Convicted ~1980, Executed 1987
  34. Dennis Wayne Stockton, Virginia
  35. Marcus Johnson, Georgia, Convicted 1998, Executed 2015
  36. Brian Keith Terrell, Georgia, Alleged Crime 1992 , Executed 2015
  37. Lester Bower, Texas, Convicted 1984, Executed 2015
  38. Richard Masterson, Texas, Convicted 2001, Executed 2016
  39. Michael Lambrix, Florida, Convicted 1984, Executed 2017
  40. Robert Pruett, Texas,  Convicted 2002, Executed 2017

* = 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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