DID YOU KNOW
of the 367 DNA exonerations in the United States involved mistaken eyewitness
Louisiana DNA exonerations involved mistaken eyewitness identifications. Two of these men were sentenced to death.
non-DNA Louisiana exonerations, innocent men were sentenced to life in prison
due to mistaken eyewitness identifications.
“Thirteen minutes of deliberations by a jury. Guilty as charged, based solely on the unsubstantiated and uncorroborated testimony of one witness who didn’t see the actual shooting. Me and my codefendant had our freedom taken away on that. We were sentenced to spend the balance of our natural lives at hard labor in custody of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence. There was a lot of hand-shaking going on among the prosecutors. My mom was in tears.”
Exonerated: June 24, 2003 in Louisiana