Criminal Law

Death Row Inmate Freed 30 Years After Arson Murder in Philadelphia

A Philadelphia man who was convicted and sentenced to death in connection with the 1994 arson murder of a woman is now exonerated 30 years later, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

On Wednesday, Daniel Gwynn, 54, was exonerated and released from state prison in Pennsylvania after the DA’s office said they found flaws in the 1994 first-degree murder investigation.

“The exoneration of Daniel Gwynn today frees a man who is likely innocent,” Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said in a press release. “Sadly, it also exemplifies an era of inexact and, at times corrupt, policing and prosecution that has broken trust with our communities to this day.”

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