Albert Burrell

Albert BurrellState of Conviction: Louisiana

Race: White

Wrongful Conviction: Second-Degree Murder

Exonerated Date: 2001

Years Served: 13

After spending 13 years on death row, Albert Burrell was released shortly after the Louisiana Attorney General dismissed charges against him and his co-defendant, Michael Graham. They had been sentenced to death in 1987 for the murder of an elderly couple. Their convictions were thrown out because of a lack of physical evidence and dubious witness testimony used at trial. Albert came within 17 days of a scheduled execution in 1996 before his attorneys won a stay. Prosecutor Dan Grady acknowledged that the case was weak and “should never have been brought to [the] grand jury” to begin with.

Source: Witness to Innocence

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