County of Conviction: Los Angeles, California
Race: African American
Wrongful Conviction: First-degree murder, assault with a firearm
Released Date: 2014
Years Served: 28
In 1986, Roeling Adams was convicted for the tragic murder of one young man and the attempted murder of two others. Despite having an alibi, Roeling was sentenced to three decades in prison because of eyewitness error gang loyalty, and a dubious star witness. 20 years later, the true murderer admitted to the crimes. As a result, the State Parole Board finally granted Roeling parole. After serving 28 years, Roeling is anxious to finish his college degree and find employment in the clerical or computer industries.
Source: California Innocence Project
Read more about Roeling’s innocence here.