DILLON, WILLIAM: Oddee online -
116,428. Just days before he was supposed to try out as a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers in 1981, a talented 21-year-old ballplayer was arrested on murder charges in Florida.
William Dillon, now 53, was convicted of the crime. He purportedly showed up at the beach where the body was found, despite a reliable alibi. It didn’t help that an inmate, in a ruse to shave time off his own sentence, lied and said that Dillon confessed the murder to him while awaiting his trial.
After serving 27 years behind bars, Dillon was exonerated of the crime and set free with the help of DNA technology and the Innocence Project.
Despite it all, Dillon, a musician who plays in a band with fellow exonerated convicts, sang the creed to freedom with his own rendition of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ at a Tampa Bay Devil Rays game in 2012. (Miscarriage of Justice & Murder) Oddee online report ‘10 of the Worst Wrongful Imprisonment Cases’