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Captive Study #12 (Kwame Ajamu)
Watercolor on paper
10" x 8"

At a hearing on December 9, Kwame Ajamu (formerly Ronnie Bridgeman) was formally exonerated of the 1975 murder for which he was convicted, alongside two others, and sentenced to death. He became the 151st death row exoneree since 1973. Upon his exoneration, Ajamu said, “The important part is that we are not looking at each other in the graveyard,” adding, “I feel vindicated."

He was convicted on the testimony of a 12-year-old boy, whom several people confirmed was on a school bus at the time of the crime, who later said he did not witness the crime at all.

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