Months after Willie "Pete" Williams was arrested based on the misidentification of two Atlanta rape victims, a series of similar rapes occurred. A second man pleaded guilty and was convicted. But Williams and his attorneys did not learn of the crimes until the appeals process. Working with the Georgia Innocence Project, Williams secured DNA testing. The second man matched the genetic profile in both rape kits and Williams was eliminated.
Incarcerated for 21.5 years.
(Innocence Project/Dan Gair)