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Number of DNA Exonerations

How many DNA exonerations have occurred in the US?

250.

There have been 250 DNA exonerations in the United States as of March 2010. The first person to be acquitted due to DNA evidence was Gary Dotson in 1989. The 250th DNA exoneration was granted on February 4, 2010 to Freddie Peacock, a 60-year-old man convicted of rape in 1976. This is according to the non-profit legal clinic the Innocence Project.

This fact is verified on : March 20, 2010.





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