Wednesday, July 06, 2005

1994

55. llinois... Convicted 1989
No physical evidence linked Burrows to the murder of William Dulin. The prosecution's two chief witnesses recanted their testimony against Mr. Burrows, and one of them confessed to the murder for which Burrows had been sent to death row. One of the witnesses said prosecutors and police had coerced him. Burrows was released in September 1994, and the Illinois appellate courts have upheld the overturning of his conviction.

54.
Florida…Conviced 1991
Golden, a high school teacher in Florida was convicted of murdering his wife. The Florida Supreme Court overturned his conviction in 1993. The Court held that the state had failed to prove that the victim's death was anything but an accident. Golden was released into the waiting arms of his sons on January 6, 1994.

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