Lawyers for Larry Lamb had been fighting for his freedom for years until August 2013, when a judge overturned the first-degree murder, robbery, and felonious conspiracy charges against the North Carolina native.
Lamb was accused of murdering a man in 1993. He served 20 years of a life sentence, eight of which were spent on death row. At his sentencing he told the judge, “I will take whatever time you give me and I will go with it with pride, but to let you know you haven’t solved this case by locking me up.”
Like the others mentioned in our list, there was no physical evidence penning Lamb to the crime for which he was convicted. Lamb was found guilty based on the woman’s testimony. Her story turned out to be fake.