Stephan Cowans



Age: 37


Summary: Massachusetts man who spent more than six years in prison after being wrongly convicted in the shooting of a Boston police officer in 1997 when fingerprints found on a glass near the crime scene were mistakenly identified as his, but who was exonerated in 2004 after authorities re-examined the fingerprints and later received a $3.2 million settlement from the city and $500,000 from the state.



Cause of Death: Homicide by shooting


Born: September 7, 1970


Died: October 26, 2007


Location: Randolph, Massachusetts