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Alice Sebold apologizes to exonerated man who spent years in prison for her rape

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Author Alice Sebold apologized to a man who last week was exonerated of her rape, a crime she wrote about in her memoir "Lucky," but the writer also appeared to place as much blame on a "flawed legal system" as she ...

He spent years in prison for the rape of author Alice Sebold, the subject of her memoir, ‘Lucky.’ A judge just exonerated him

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For decades, throughout his years in prison and even after he was released, Anthony Broadwater insisted he was innocent of the rape of "The Lovely Bones" author Alice Sebold, a crime she described in her memoir, "Lu...

4 Black men exonerated more than 70 years after being wrongly accused of raping a White teen girl

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The families of the "Groveland Four" got some closure Monday after Florida officially cleared four young Black men wrongly accused of raping a 17-year-old White girl in 1949. Circuit Court Judge Heidi Davis in Lak...

New York Times: Two men convicted of killing Malcolm X to be exonerated.

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Two of the three men convicted of the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X are expected to be exonerated Thursday by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, according to a report by The New York Times. A 22-month investiga...

Prosecutors drop murder charges as Maryland man is exonerated after nearly 17 years in prison

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David Morris has spent almost 17 years in prison for a murder that he didn't commit. On Wednesday, a judge threw out his conviction following a review of evidence that determined Morris was wrongfully charged and ...

Wrongly convicted man dies of Covid-19, nine years after he was exonerated

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After spending the last nine years taking back his life after being exonerated of murder and released from prison, Damon Thibodeaux has died of complications from Covid-19. "The nurse that took care of him said he ...

Georgia man exonerated of murder charges after spending 20 years in prison

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Dennis Perry, 59, was convicted in 2003 and sentenced to life in prison for the 1985 murders of Harold and Thelma Swain, who were killed after a White man walked into a Black church in Camden County and fired his gun...

Tennessee man exonerated after serving 15 years for a murder he didn’t commit

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After serving 15 years for a brutal murder, a Tennessee man has been exonerated by a judge who ruled he was wrongly convicted. The Davidson County District Attorney's Office announced that after a four-year effort b...