A woman was raped and robbed at gunpoint in a shoe store. Herman Atkins was convicted of the crime in 1988 based on eyewitness misidentification; more than a decade later, DNA proved his innocence. In February 2006, Atkins was married on the anniversary of his exoneration. He is pursuing a law degree that he plans to use to help wrongfully convicted people expunge their records.
Incarcerated for 11.5 years.
(Innocence Project/Dan Gair)