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'Making A Murderer': 9 Wrongful Conviction Cases More Shocking Than The Netflix Series

06/02/2016 14:27 GMT | Updated 06/02/2016 14:59 GMT

While the world has been gripped by the case of Steven Avery in 'Making a Murderer', the real scale of wrongful convictions in the United States is tragically far larger then one man.

In 2015 alone there were 149 exonerations.

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The National Registry of Exonerations holds detailed records of all cases, any one of which would be worthy of its own Netflix series.

Below are just nine of these.

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You may notice that all of the surnames begin with either 'A' or 'B'. That's because all of these cases are only taken from the first page of the database.

There are 1733 in total...

9 Wrongful Conviction Cases More Shocking Than 'Making A Murderer'