Larry Ray Swearingen

Larry Swearingen: Executed despite defense contention “provably innocent”

This is the first in a series of cases that Injustice Watch is featuring over coming weeks called “Unrequired Innocence.” Each of the
cases involves defendants given death sentences who have not been exonerated, despite significant evidence that emerged casting doubt on their guilt. The case of Larry Swearingen represents the only one of these cases in which the defendant has been executed.

Karl Fontenot and Thomas Jesse Ward

Ward and Fontenot: “Dream confessions” led to death sentences

This is the third in a series of cases that Injustice Watch is featuring over coming weeks called “Unrequired Innocence.” Each of the
cases involves defendants given death sentences who have not been exonerated, despite significant evidence that emerged casting doubt on their guilt. Thomas Ward and Karl Fontenot have not been exonerated despite evidence that their “dream confessions” are proven fiction.