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Sammie Garrett


Years Imprisoned:

5

Charge:

Murder

Sentence:

20 to 40 years

Year Convicted:

1970

Year Cleared:

1975

Location of Trial:

Illinois

Result:

Judicially Exonerated Released

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Wrongly convicted of murder.

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Information Source 1:

“In Spite of Innocence: Erroneous Convictions in Capital Cases,” Michael L Radelet, HugoAdam Bedau, and Constance E. Putnam, Northeastern University Press, Boston, 1996 pb ed. with new forward, 306 ( © 1992).

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