Summary: former death row inmate who had spent 12 years in prison before his conviction in the murder of a Dallas police officer was thrown out largely on the basis of evidence uncovered by filmmaker Errol Morris that was documented in 1988's The Thin Blue Line as the film helped to bring about Adams' released in 1989.
Cause of Death: Brain tumor
Born: December 17, 1948
Died: October 30, 2010
Location: Washington Court House, Ohio