False Confessions: Transcripts and Testimony

This library collection contains scanned transcripts and confession statements from the trials of people exonerated by post-conviction DNA testing and who had confessed. This research collection was compiled in conjunction with a law review article reporting the results of a study of these materials. See Brandon L. Garrett, "The Substance of False Confessions," 62 Stan. L. Rev. 1051 (2010). An appendix accompanies that article. An updated appendix accompanies Chapter 4 of the "Convicting the Innocent" book. This web page was created by Professor Brandon Garrett (bgarrett@virginia.edu).
 

Exoneree
 
Bradford, Marcellius Court Reported Statement
Brown, Dennis:
Defense Testimony | Detective Testimony
Brown, Keith
 
Cruz, Rolando:
Audio Interrogation | Detective Testimony
Dean, James:
Testimony
Deskovic, Jeffrey:
Charge Excerpt | Detective Testimony 1 | Detective Testimony 2 | State Closing Argument
Godschalk, Bruce
Audio Interrogation | Charge Excerpt | Closings Excerpt | Defense Testimony Excerpt | Detective Testimony Excerpt 1 and Excerpt 2
Gray, Anthony
Letter to Judge | Memo of Law
Gray, Paula
Defense Testimony Excerpt | Detective Testimony Excerpt 1 and Excerpt 2 | Suppression Ruling | Testimony Excerpt
Halsey, Byron
Closings Excerpt | Confession Statement | Defense Testimony Excerpt | Detective Testimony Excerpt 1 and Excerpt 2
Hatchett, Nathaniel
Bench Ruling | Detective Testimony Excerpt | Walker Hearing
Hayes, Travis
Detective Testimony | Expert Motion
Hernendez, Alejandro
Detective Testimony Excerpt
Jones, David Allen
Interrogation Excerpts | Suppression Hearing
Jones, Ronald
Confession Statement | Defense Testimony
Kelly, William
Motion to Vacate
Kogut, John
Confession Statement | Defense Testimony | Detective Testimony
Laughman, Barry
Confession Statements | Detective Testimony Excerpt
Linscott, Steven
Confession Statement Transcript
Lloyd, Eddie Joe
Detective Testimony | Prosecutor Closing Excerpts | Psychological Testimony Excerpt
Lowery, Eddie
Defense Testimony Excerpt | Detective Testimony Excerpt 1 and Excerpt 2 | Voluntariness Ruling
McCray, Antron
Confession Statement | Detective Testimony Excerpt | Expert Ruling
Miller, Robert
Defense Closings Excerpt | Detective Testimony Excerpt | Detective Testimony Re: Crime Scene Visit | Prosecutor Closings Excerpt
Ochoa, Christopher
Trial Testimony
Ollins, Calvin
Court Reported Statement
Richardson, Kevin
Confession Statement | Detective Testimony Excerpt
Rollins, Lafonso
Confession Statement | Reverse ID Excerpt
Salaam, Yusef
Detective Testimony Excerpt
Santana, Raymond
Confession Statement
Shelden, Debra
Testimony
Taylor, Joanne
Testimony
Townsend, Jerry
Detective Testimony Excerpt 1 and Excerpt 2 | Suppression Ruling
Vasquez, David
Washington Post | Suppression Motions
Warney, Douglas
Detective Testimony Excerpt | State Closings Excerpt | Suppression Ruling
Washington, Earl
Confession Statement | Detective Testimony Excerpt 1 and Excerpt 2 | State Closings | Suppression Ruling | Testimony Re: Shirt Excerpt
Williamson, Ronald
Detective Testimony Excerpt | Suppression Ruling
Winslow, Thomas
Interrogation Video (Lincoln Journal-Star)
Wise, Kharey
Confession Statement
Yarris, Nicholas Confession Statement and Detective Testimony | State Closings Excerpt

Convicting the Innocent | Eyewitness Misidentifications (Chapter 3)  | Flawed Forensics (Chapter 4)
Jailhouse Informants (Chapter 5) | Innocence on Trial (Chapter 6) | Judging Innocence (Chapter 7) | Exoneration (Chapter 8)