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

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Thomas Griffin and Meeks Griffin

Radio host Tom Joyner won pardons for these distant ancestors who were executed for a murder they didn’t commit. Thomas Griffin and Meeks Griffin were landowners who were accused of murdering an elderly Confederate veteran in 1913 based solely on the testimony of one man who was a known criminal. Joyner cleared their names in 2009.

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