Exonerated After Execution: 12 Men (And One Woman) Found Innocent After Being Put to Death

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Ellis Wayne Felker

Ellis Wayne Felker was executed in 1996 for the brutal murder of  a Georgia woman in 1981. During the period that he was held on death row, a box of evidence was found that included physical evidence possibly suitable for DNA testing and a signed confession from another man admitting to the crime — but it was hidden by the prosecution unlawfully during his case. Despite this, the Supreme Court of Georgia refused

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