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

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Claude Jones

Claude Jones was executed in 2000 after being convicted of murdering Allen Hilzendager in 1990. A career criminal operating in the state of Texas, Jones was charged with the murder despite the lone piece of DNA evidence — a hair sample — later being determined to belong to the victim and not him. Former president George W. Bush — then the governor of Texas — denied Jones a stay of execution.

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