Edward Tameleo was convicted of the 1965 murder of Edward Deegan, who was shot to death in an alley. Joseph Barboza, a mob informant, testified against Tameleo and his two codefendants. It was later discovered that the FBI hid information that could exonerate the men because they were trying to protect Barboza, their informant. Sadly, Tameleo died in prison of respiratory failure in 1985 after being imprisoned for 17 years. He was formally exonerated in 2001.