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People in Medieval times accused of crimes could opt for a “trial by ordeal” where they stick their hands in boiling water, if innocent, God would stop them burning. The priests who administered this would secretly cool the water beforehand if they thought the defendant was innocent.

A woman was sentenced to life in prison for poisoning her child to death with antifreeze. She gave birth to a second child while in prison who was given to foster care. But he became sick with the same symptoms, indicating a genetic, metabolic disorder, not poisoning. She was later released.

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An innocent man spent 17 years in jail until they found his doppelganger living in the same town with the same first name.

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