Wrongful Conviction: Jon-Adrian Velazquez

'Wrongful Conviction' explores the criminal justice system and the people who have been convicted from crimes they did not commit.Hosted by Jason Flom, this episode explores the case of Jon-Adrian Velazquez.

In 1999 Velazquez was found guilty for the murder of retired police officer Albert Ward. Eyewitness accounts described the triggerman to be a black male with dreads but Velazquez, a hispanic male who looked nothing like this description, was picked out of a line up after he volunteered just to clear his time.

Velazquez has spent over 20 years in prison while still affirming his innocence.



  • Producer Andrew Johnson
  • Camera Andrew Johnson
  • Editor Jacob Trill