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Rodney Gupton

Years served: 18

County of Conviction


Convicted of

Discharge of a Firearm at an Occupied Motor Vehicle; Assault with a Firearm


15 Years to Life


July 6, 2019

Rodney Gupton was another victim of a bad identification.  In 2001, he was at a BBQ when a shooting occurred in another part of town.  Two witnesses identified Rodney as the shooter.

In 2011, one of the witnesses recanted her testimony and identification. She contacted the California Innocence Project and explained that she actually never saw the shooting.  She admitted to lying to the police and lying in court. The identification by the other witness was inconsistent throughout the investigation and trial.


Rodney was released on July 6, 2019, after spending 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.  For more information about Rodney’s case go to:

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