The criminal justice system in America operates correctly a lot of the time, but it is nowhere near 100% accurate. As you’re about to find out, there have been numerous instances throughout history of people wrongfully convicted of serious crimes.
The consequences of getting a verdict wrong can be disastrous. Accused individuals have ended up on death row, and worse. Here are 25 of the most glaring mistakes you won’t believe are true.
Convicted of murdering her daughter in 1994, Lynn DeJac served 13 years in prison before exonerating DNA evidence finally came to light. Experts claim she is the first woman to get her murder charge reversed based on DNA evidence. It was revealed that her companion, Dennis Donohue was the likely culprit, although he had been granted immunity at her initial trial. DeJac passed away from cancer in 2014.