Ronald Williamson


Age: 51

Summary: former Oklahoma death row inmate who was exonerated by DNA evidence five days before his scheduled execution in 1999, who had previously played baseball for the farm teams of the Oakland Athletics and the New York Yankees and later spent 12 years in prison for a murder for which he was ultimately cleared.

Cause of Death: Cirrhosis of the liver

Born: February 3, 1953

Died: December 4, 2004

Tulsa, Oklahoma