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Miguel Arroyo





Exonerated After Conviction But Prior to Sentencing

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U.S. State or Country of Crime:

New York

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New York City


Judicially Exonerated Released

Summary of Case:

"Miguel Arroyo was wrongly convicted in 1965 in Kings County, New York of manslaughter in the death of a boy during a street fight based on eyewitness testimony. After his conviction Arroyo's lawyer produced a number of eyewitnesses who testified they saw someone else kill the boy, and the witnesses against Arroyo recanted their testimony. The judge vacated Arroyo's conviction and he was released and the indictment against him was dismissed. In 1966 another man was arrested and indicted for the murder."

Conviction Caused By:

Perjurious eyewitness testimony.

Innocence Proved By:

New eyewitnesses and recanted witnesses.

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Information Source 1:

"“In Spite of Innocence: Erroneous Convictions in Capital Cases,” Michael L Radelet, Hugo Adam Bedau, and Constance E. Putnam, Northeastern University Press, Boston, 1992 p. 283."

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"“Miscarriages of Justice in Potentially Capital Cases,” Hugo Adam Bedau & Michael L. Radelet, Stanford Law Review, November, 1987, Vol. 40, p. 92+."

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