7. Carlos DeLuna
Carlos DeLuna was executed in 1989 for the murder of convenience store clerk, Wanda Lopez. He was convicted after two eyewitnesses described seeing a man standing outside the store holding a knife. Police searched the area and found DeLuna nearby. Being shirtless and shoeless, he looked suspicious, and when police pulled out their guns he dropped to his knees and shouted, “Don’t shoot, you’ve got me!” Both witnesses confirmed that DeLuna was their guy. Deluna claimed to have no recollection of the event or his arrest, but blamed another man called Carlos Hernandez – who prosecutors believed was a figment of his imagination. Years later, a man named Hernandez was charged for murdering another woman at knife-point, and while serving his prison sentence, admitted to the murder of Lopez. Despite his confession and no physical evidence linking DeLuna to the crime scene, he was executed.