Exonerations

Support from the state of Texas, the U.S. Department of Justice, individual donors and private foundations have helped us reunite 18 Texas citizens with their families.

Darryl Adams

DNA

Darryl Demitri Adams was wrongly convicted of sexual assault in Dallas County, Texas in August 1992.

Billy Frederick Allen

Inadequate Legal Defense

Billy Frederick Allen was wrongly convicted in 1984 of murdering a man and a woman in their University Park, Texas home in 1983.

Sonia Cacy

Flawed Forensic Science

Sonia Cacy was wrongly convicted of murder in the death of her uncle Bill Richardson as the result of a fire in her Fort Stockton, Texas home in 1991.

Timothy Cole

DNA

Timothy Brian Cole was wrongly convicted in 1986 of a March 1985 rape in Lubbock, Texas of a 20-year-old fellow Texas Tech student.

Timmy Lynn Duke

Mistaken Witness ID

Mr. Duke was wrongly convicted of burglary in Dallas County, Texas in 1991.

Jesse Griffith

Mr. Griffith was wrongly convicted of a 2003 theft in Lubbock County, Texas.

Kristie Mayhugh

Flawed Forensic Science

Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Cassandra Rivera and Anna Vasquez were codefendants wrongly convicted in 1998 of gang-raping two young girls in San Antonio, Texas.

Johnny Pinchback

DNA

Johnny Louis Pinchback was wrongly convicted in 1984 of aggravated sexual assault in the rape of two teenage girls in Dallas, Texas.

Elizabeth Ramirez

Flawed Forensic Science

Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Cassandra Rivera and Anna Vasquez were codefendants wrongly convicted in 1998 of gang-raping two young girls in San Antonio, Texas.

Cassandra Rivera

Flawed Forensic Science

Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Cassandra Rivera and Anna Vasquez were codefendants wrongly convicted in 1998 of gang-raping two young girls in San Antonio, Texas.

Shakara Robertson

Mistaken Witness ID

Darryl Washington, Marcus Lashun Smith and Shakara Robertson were wrongly convicted in 1994 of robbery related to a purse snatching in Dallas, Texas.

Marcus Lashun Smith

Mistaken Witness ID

Darryl Washington, Marcus Lashun Smith and Shakara Robertson were wrongly convicted in 1994 of robbery related to a purse snatching in Dallas, Texas.

Anna Vasquez

Flawed Forensic Science

Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Cassandra Rivera and Anna Vasquez were codefendants wrongly convicted in 1998 of gang-raping two young girls in San Antonio, Texas.

Ryun Wahlgren

Ryun David Wahlgren was wrongly convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in Dallas County, Texas.

Patrick Waller

DNA

Patrick Waller was wrongly convicted in 1993 of being one of two men involved in the March 1992 kidnapping at gunpoint of a couple using a Dallas, Texas ATM machine. The couple were also robbed and the woman raped.

Darryl Washington

Mistaken Witness ID

Darryl Washington, Marcus Lashun Smith and Shakara Robertson were wrongly convicted in 1994 of robbery related to a purse snatching in Dallas, Texas.

James Woodard

DNA

James Lee Woodard was wrongly convicted in 1981 of raping and murdering his 21-year-old girlfriend.

Ricky Dale Wyatt

DNA

Ricky Dale Wyatt was wrongly convicted in 1981 of sexual assault in the rape of a woman in Dallas, Texas in 1980.