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Quintin Morris

Years served: 27

County of Conviction

Los Angeles

Convicted of

3 Counts of Attempted First Degree Robbery


3 Life Sentences + 12 Years


January 10, 2019

Quintin Morris was another victim of a bad identification.  The case involved a shooting, and even though neither Quintin, nor the car he was riding in, matched witness descriptions, and there was no physical evidence linking him to the crime, he was still convicted.   Even the conservative judge who oversaw the trial, who was a former police officer, stated that he had,

 “Grave concerns about the sufficiency of the evidence.”


The California Innocence Project tracked down the getaway driver in the shooting who confessed to the identity of the shooter and said Quintin was not involved.  In 2013, the California Innocence Project petitioned for clemency to Governor Jerry Brown.  Governor Brown granted clemency in 2018, reducing Quintin’s sentence and making him immediately eligible for parole.  Quintin was released on January 10, 2019, after serving 27 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.  For more information about Quintin’s case go to:

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