CPCS Innocence Program Client Ronjon Cameron Is Exonerated

CPCS Innocence Program Client Ronjon Cameron Is Exonerated

Committee for Public Counsel Services Innocence Program

On Monday, RonJon Cameron’s attorney spoke the words he had waited more than a dozen years to hear. “He’s a free man,” said Laura Edmonds. Cameron served about 12 years of a 12- to 16-year state prison sentence after being convicted of rape in 2003. The Pittsfield man is 69. Edmonds confirmed Monday that the case against Cameron had been dismissed.

Counting his pre-trial detention, Cameron spent about 14 years in custody, Edmonds said. Cameron maintained his innocence since the accusations were made in 1999. Following a series of appeals of his conviction, new evidence came to light which suggested Cameron was not a contributor of the DNA evidence used against him at trial. Based on the new information, the state Supreme Judicial Court ordered Cameron be released from prison in June, pending a decision whether to proceed with a new trial. Read more.