Henry Drake

Henry Drake was sentenced to death for the murder of a barber in 1977 and exonerated 1987

Henry Drake was sentenced to death for the murder of a 74-year old barber during a robbery in Madison County, Georgia.

The state's case rested on the eyewitness testimony of an accomplice who portrayed Mr. Drake as the main culprit.

Years later, the man signed an affidavit stating that he had lied to falsely implicate Mr. Drake in the crime and that Mr. Drake, in fact, had nothing to do with it.

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles released Mr. Drake based on factual innocence. Both Mr. Drake and the victim were white.

Time lapsed from arrest to exoneration: 120 months.