RIVERA, JUAN: Oddee online -
116,433. You never committed the crime, but the cops broke you down so much psychologically during their interrogation that you were coerced into confessing, netting you 20 years in prison that you didn’t deserve.
That’s what happened to Juan Rivera, who was exonerated in 2012 of his wrongful conviction and imprisonment for the 1992 rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in Waukegan, Illinois.
Rivera was found guilty three times, even though DNA evidence linked the sexual contact with another person. Each conviction was consequently reversed, and the third reversal finally stuck when a judge ruled that he could no longer be found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. (Murder & Miscarriage of Justice) Oddee online report ‘10 of the Worst Wrongful Imprisonment Cases’