Mr. Coones spent 12 years in prison for a double murder he did not commit.
Here's a worthwhile glimpse at his story that reminds us neither law enforcement nor the criminal justice system are infallible.
Read more of a remarkable person who passed away only 108 days following his exoneration . . .
WYANDOTTE COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- Pete Coones died from cancer this weekend. He was 64 years old. His legal team confirmed the news in this statement: It is with great sorrow and outrage that the Midwest Innocence Project and the law firm of Morgan Pilate announce that exoneree Olin "Pete" Coones, Jr., passed away on February 21, 2021, just three and a half months after his exoneration and return to freedom on November 5, 2020.