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Background and updates on the cases featured in this report, plus a Web-exclusive video story of Dennis Fritz, wrongfully imprisoned for 11 years.

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Clyde Charles

Frederick Daye

Neil Miller
Conviction:
Aggravated rape, 1982

Sentence:
Life

Exonerated:
1999, after serving 17 years
Conviction:
Rape, kidnapping, vehicle theft; 1984

Sentence:
Life +

Exonerated:
1994, after serving 10 years
Conviction:
Aggravated rape, aggravated robbery; 1990

Sentence:
26-45 years

Exonerated:
2000, after serving 10 years

Anthony Robinson

Ron Williams

Dennis Fritz
Conviction:
Sexual assault, 1987

Sentence:
27 years

Exonerated:
2000; was paroled in 1997 after serving 10 years
Conviction:
First degree murder, 1988

Sentence:
Death

Exonerated:
1999, after serving 11 years. He died on Dec. 4, 2004 at the age of 51.
Conviction:
First degree murder, 1988

Sentence:
Life

Exonerated:
1999, after serving 11 years

 

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