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Wrongful Convictions

Debunking
989.1k viewsThe Strange Case Of Lindy Chamberlain, Who Did Three Years' Hard Time After A Dingo Ate Her BabySince filmmakers released A Cry In The Dark in 1988, dozens of sitcoms and reality shows over the years have referenced the phrase...
Controversy
542.3k viewsThe Most Controversial U.S. Death Penalty ExecutionsDeath row convicts can't rely on an eleventh-hour appeal, although some like Richard Glossip secured a fourth stay of execution in...
Texas
1.3m viewsThe Disturbing Capital Punishment Case Of Cameron Todd WillinghamIn 1991, a tragic fire burned down a house in Corsicana, Texas, and killed three children. Cameron Todd Willingham, the father of ...
Total Nerd
107.3k viewsTV Shows Like Law And Order: SVU And CSI Are Putting Real, Innocent People Behind BarsEverybody loves those dazzling displays of forensics on Law and Order when Ice-T spots a hair at a crime scene and takes it back t...
Unspeakable Times
141.6k viewsAn Innocent Man Spent 17 Years Locked Up Only To Find A Doppelgänger With Same Name In The Same JailAlthough the criminal justice system attempts to serve justice to deserving lawbreakers, there are a lot of cases that end up wron...
Death
22k viewsClose Calls: Innocent Death Row Inmates Who Were Eventually ExoneratedCapital punishment is a hotly debate topic throughout the United States, in part due to the number of death row inmates who were e...
True Crime
266.4k views8 (Allegedly) Innocent Men Who Were ExecutedWrongful executions have been documented in the US Justice System and these are some of the cases where seemingly innocent men wer...
Explainer
12.9k viewsWhy Do Innocent People Confess To Crimes They Didn't Commit?There are more innocent people who pleaded guilty than you might think. It seems mind-boggling that anyone would confess if they h...
Criminals
64.3k views30 Innocent People Who Were Almost ExecutedIn many states, the death penalty is handed down for the most serious crimes, such as murder. This is a list of people who were ex...
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
80.8k views'Paradise Lost' Helped Save Three Innocent Men From A Wrongful Murder ConvictionNot everyone has heard about the West Memphis Three, but they have a solid place in true crime history. Suspected of shocking acts...
True Crime
4.9k viewsThe Central Park Five Were Convicted Of Matias Reyes's Crime: A TimelineOn the night of April 18, 1989, Trisha Meili was brutally attacked while jogging through Central Park. Her attacker sexually assau...
2.1k viewsThe Longest-Serving Exonerated US Inmate Is Now An Acclaimed Contemporary PainterIn October 1972, Richard Phillips was one of two men convicted in the untimely demise of Gregory Harris. Phillips always claimed h...
True Crime
19k viewsKimberly Long's Struggle To Prove Her Innocence In The Slaying Of Her BoyfriendOn the evening of October 5, 2003, California emergency room nurse Kimberly Long got into an argument with her boyfriend Oswaldo (...
True Crime
83.8k views12 People Who Confessed To Crimes They Likely Didn't CommitWho would confess to a crime they didn't commit? When it comes to the pressure of an interrogation room, many people would. There ...
True Crime
23.6k viewsMelissa Lucio Received A Death Sentence For A Crime That Might Not Have Even HappenedIn 2008, Melissa Lucio was found guilty of murdering her daughter. The 53-year-old Lucio is one of six women on death row in the s...