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Are there any documented cases of an innocent person executed in the United States?

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Yes, there have been 111 people exonerated (freed) while waiting, and a dozen or so found innocent after execution. http://officeofstrategicinfluence.com/deathpenalty/
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Are innocent people ever executed?

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