Peter Limone

33 years
Peter Limone was convicted of the 1965 murder of Edward Deegan, who was shot to death in an alley. Limone’s sentence was overturned in 2001 after an FBI taskforce discovered evidence that he was convicted based on perjured testimony. Joseph Barboza, a mob informant, testified against Limone and his three codefendants. It was later discovered that the FBI hid information that could exonerate the men because they were trying to protect Barboza, their informant. Limone spent over thirty years in prison for the crime.

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