Timeline of events
1949 Groveland 4 falsely accused and indicted. Ernest Thomas murdered by police.
1951 Sam Shepard murdered by police.
2012 Devil in the Grove, by Gilbert King published.
2017 Florida Legislature issues an apology to the families.
2019 Florida Governor grants four posthumous pardons.
2021 Florida Circuit Court restores full presumption of innocence.
- Dismissing the indictments of Ernest Thomas and Sam Shepard (killed by police before trial).
- Setting aside and vacating the convictions of Charles Greenlee and Walter Irvin.