Meet the Exonerees

Jonathan Barr

State: Illinois
Date of Birth:
Incident Date: 11/19/1991
Age at Arrest: 14
Conviction Date: 1992
Age When Exonerated: 34
Exonerated Date: 11/03/2011
Time Served: 20
Conviction: Rape and murder
False Confession: Yes
Implicated by Another Youth: Yes


Case Details

Police brought in Veal and 4 other youth on a tip from a fifteen-year-old who said that he saw Veal and others put victim, Catheresa Matthews in their car. After more than five hours of questioning, a co-defendant signed a statement implicating him, and four others.