In December 2014, we became the first university Innocence Project to have a conviction overturned by the Court of Appeal.
Dwaine George was convicted of the murder of Daniel Dale and sentenced to life imprisonment in 2002.
Success after nine years' work
George maintained his innocence throughout his prison sentence, first unsuccessfully appealing in 2004 but, after nine years of working with students, staff and experts as part of our Innocence Project, George’s conviction was eventually overturned in 2014.
In his judgment in R v. George, Sir Brian Leveson said: "We pay tribute to the work of the Innocence Project and Pro Bono Unit at Cardiff Law School, which took up the appellant’s case and pursued it so diligently."
"Today I have got the result I wanted"
After his conviction was overturned Dwaine George said, "First and foremost, my thoughts go out to Daniel Dale's family. He lost his life in this tragic event, and I always said I wasn't responsible for that.
Today I have got the result I wanted - I have lost a lot of my life that I can't get back, but I just want to get on with my life now. I hope the Cardiff University Innocence Project will get all the recognition it deserves for this. I want to thank all those who helped me - the students and staff at Cardiff, my solicitor David McCorkle, James Wood QC and Tunde Okewale from Doughty Street Chambers."