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

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Leo Jones

Leo Jones was convicted of murdering a police officer in Florida in 1981 and was executed in 1998. He originally confessed to the crime, but later stated that his admission was coerced — with evidence pointing to the possibility that torture was used to extract a false guilty plea. Despite the fact that over 12 people fingered another man as the killer, Jones was electrocuted despite a plea to retry his case.

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