Overturned Conviction

Wrongly Convicted Brooklyn Man Sues State For $25 Million After Serving 24 Years In Prison

Derrick Deacon was convicted in the 1989 shooting death of teenager during a robbery in a Flatbush apartment complex. He was freed on new evidence last year.

04/14/2014

Gerard Richardson appeared in a Somerset County courtroom on Thursday afternoon. (Photo: CBS 2)

New Jersey Man Freed After Bite-Mark Evidence Re-Examined

Richardson was convicted in 1995 of the murder of 19-year-old Monica Reyes, whose body was found in a ditch in Bernards Township in north-central New Jersey.

10/29/2013

A Jail Cell - File / Photo: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images

Appeals Court Overturns Conviction Of Man In NYC Rape Case

The four-judge panel said the trial judge should have let jurors hear the testimony of a married couple who said the girl told them she made up the story.

01/04/2011