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Clemente Aguirre

State: Florida

Convicted: 2006

Exonerated: 2018

Race: Hispanic

DNA used in exoneration? Yes

Reasons for wrongful conviction:

False or Misleading Forensic Evidence

Perjury or False Accusation

Inadequate Legal Defense


Clemente's Wrongful Conviction

Clemente Aguirre was a victim of wrongful conviction and sentenced to death on February 28, 2006. False forensic evidence linked him to the murder of a mother and daughter, his neighbors. The evidence was later ruled false and the fingerprint analyst came under review for falsely identifying Clemente's prints. Charges were dropped as Clemente prepared for a new trial on November 5, 2018 when multiple witnesses testified that the daughter and granddaughter of the victims had confessed to the crime.

Clemente's Work Today

Clemente is currently working to prove that he was a wrongfully convicted person, a step to receiving compensation for the time that he spent on death row.

He has also begun to volunteer his time on efforts with other death row exonerees in Florida to share his story and fight to end the death penalty so that others do not have to experience the same injustices that he suffered.

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In The Media:

10.21.19 Exonerated from Death Row, men will ask Gov. DeSantis to cancel scheduled execution

10.22.19 Death row exonerees deliver letter to governor's office to block execution of Vietnam vet

10.22.19 Death row exonerees ask DeSantis to spare James Dailey's life

10.22.19 Death row exonerees ask governor to spare James Dailey

10.22.19 Group pushing Gov. DeSantis to keep veteran off death row

10.23.19 Lograron salir del corredor de la muerte. Ahora abogan por condenado a la pena capital en Florida

10.23.19 Sunrise Podcast

10.23.19 Survivors of Florida's Death Row Deliver Message to DeSantis: 'Don’t Kill James Dailey'

10.23.19 Death row exonerees ask DeSantis to halt execution

12.18.19 Wrongful Convictions Podcast with Jason Flom

1.27.20 Representative Anna V. Eskamani Files Claims Bill for Clemente Aguirre

1.27.20 Compensation claim filed for man freed after 11 years on Death Row

4.7.20 Former death row inmate won his freedom before the coronavirus crisis. Now, he fears for the safety of the innocent still behind bars

10.2.20 Innocence Network Livestream for Wrongful Conviction Day

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