John Thompson


Age: 55

accused murderer and former death row inmate who was falsely convicted of carjacking and murder in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1985 because prosecutors deliberately withheld DNA evidence that could have exonerated him, who served 14 years on Death Row before his conviction was reversed in 2002 and who married, became a churchgoer, and established an organization called Resurrection After Exoneration to help and house former inmates in similar predicaments in the 10 years after he was exonerated.

Cause of Death: Heart attack

Born: September 6, 1962

Died: October 3, 2017

New Orleans, Louisiana