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TrueAllele® Exonerations

This page includes criminal exonerations and other post-conviction relief cases where Cybergenetics assisted using TrueAllele Technology.


Connecticut v. Ralph Birch
Accused of murder
Imprisoned for 30 years
Granted new trial - June 14, 2019
Released from prison - July 2, 2019
Order

Connecticut v. Shawn Henning
Accused of murder
Imprisoned for 29 years
Released on probation - November 2018
Granted new trial - June 14, 2019
Order

Georgia v. Johnny Lee Gates
Accused of murder, rape, and armed robbery
Imprisoned for 42 years
Granted new trial - January 10, 2019
Order on defendant’s extraordinary motion for new trial
Order
Appellate decision on grant of defendant’s motion for new trial
Decision

Georgia v. Jimmy Meders
Accused of murder
On death row for 30 years
Execution date - January 16, 2020
Death sentence commuted to life - January 16, 2020
Order commuting to a sentence of life without parole
Order

Georgia v. Kerry Robinson
Accused of rape
Imprisoned for 17 years
Exonerated - January 8, 2020
Order vacating conviction and granting motion to enter nolle prosequi based on DNA analysis
Order

Idaho v. Christopher Tapp
Accused of rape and murder
Imprisoned for 19 years
Released from prison - March 20, 2017
Exonerated - July 17, 2019

Indiana v. Roosevelt Glenn
Accused of rape
Imprisoned for 17 years
Released on parole - November 24, 2009
Exonerated - January 30, 2017
Order granting successive petition for post-conviction relief and dismissing reinstated felony case
Order

Indiana v. Darryl Pinkins
Accused of rape
Imprisoned for 25 years
Exonerated - April 22, 2016
Order granting successive petition for post-conviction relief
Order
Released from prison - April 25, 2016

Montana v. Paul Jenkins
Accused of robbery, kidnapping and murder
Imprisoned for 23 years
Released from prison - April 17, 2018
Findings of fact, conclusions of law, and order on petition
Order
Exonerated - June 1, 2018

Montana v. Freddie Lawrence
Accused of robbery, kidnapping and murder
Imprisoned for 23 years
Released from prison - April 17, 2018
Findings of fact, conclusions of law, and order on petition
Order
Exonerated - June 1, 2018
Order dismissing without prejudice
Order

New Mexico v. Gregory Hobbs
Accused of manslaughter
Released from prison and granted new trial - May 24, 2018

Texas v. Lydell Grant
Accused of murder
Imprisoned for 7 years
Released from prison - November 26, 2019
Agreed findings of fact after DNA testing under Texas code of criminal procedure article 64.04 and order
Order
TrueAllele CODIS hit; true killer confessed - January 3, 2020