Three witnesses claimed that Larry Peterson confessed to a rape and murder, and he was convicted despite his repeated assertions of innocence. In 2003, DNA tests established his innocence but prosecutors refused to drop charges until two of the witnesses changed their previous stories. Finally, in 2006, he was exonerated. He is currently looking for employment and fighting to have his record expunged.
Incarcerated for 16.5 years.
(Innocence Project/Dan Gair)