Rene Santana
10 years served

Newark, NJ

Rene Santana was freed in 1986 after wrongly spending 10 years in prison for the 1976 murder of a Newark, NJ apartment building superintendent.  An investigation by Centurion showed the state’s star witness had a secret deal with prosecutors whereby his charges were dropped in exchange for false eyewitness testimony.  This witness visited Santana in prison a decade after his trial and apologized for lying against him.

 

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