Darrill Henry Exonerated in New Orleans Double Murder Following Decades-Long Fight

January 20, 2023

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Nearly three years after a Louisiana judge overturned Darrill Henry’s first-degree murder conviction based on new exculpatory DNA evidence, the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office has dropped all charges and says it will not seek a new trial.

Impact Trial, comprised of Ashley D TermonfilsBrian LeeJennifer GustavsonJohn ChristopherJulia LunavictoriaJustin ChaunceyKatie Kreitman, and Jesse Stevenson, worked probono alongside counsel at the Innocence Project and the Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP team.

Congratulations to the teams at Paul, Weiss, the Innocence Project, Impact Trial, and Mr. Henry!

The case is State of Louisiana v. Darrill Henry, case number 2020 -K-0233, in the Fourth Circuit State of Louisiana.