Edwin Davila Exonerated, Becomes 35th Guevara Exoneree

Yesterday morning, Edwin Davila joined nearly three dozen other people exonerated of false homicide charges put together by notorious retired Chicago Police Detective Reynaldo Guevara. Mr. Davila was framed for a 1995 murder despite, according to his petition for post-conviction relief, having an alibi, there being no physical evidence connecting him to the crime scene,…

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Marcellous Pittman Exonerated After 21 Years of Wrongful Conviction

Congratulations to Mr. Pittman on his exoneration after 21 years of wrongful conviction. Marcellous Pittman was framed and wrongfully convicted of shooting a police officer in 2001. When his name surfaced as someone who lived in the area and news reported him as a suspect, Mr. Pittman did what most innocent teenagers with strong family…

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David Wright Freed After 28 Years in Prison

After spending 28 years being wrongfully incarcerated, David Wright was released from custody last Friday, two weeks after his conviction was vacated on August 30 at the conclusion of a post-conviction hearing. Wright was just 17 in 1994 when he was arrested for a crime he did not commit. He turns 46 tomorrow. He came…

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‘Exoneration Day’: Families Celebrate Mass Exoneration

“For Chicago, this was Exoneration Day.”— Marissa Perlman, CBS 2 News “A mass exoneration event like no other.”— Charlie Wojciechowski, NBC 5 News “A monumental day for the Illinois justice system.”— Irika Sargent, CBS 2 News On August 9, 2022, exonerees, families and supporters celebrated the unprecedented mass exoneration of eight wrongfully convicted victims of…

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