Roeling Adams

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

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Roeling Adams being released from San Quentin State Prison.