Valentino Dixon

Valentino Dixon was imprisoned for 27 years for a murder he did not commit. His exoneration and release in September 2018 made international headlines and has prompted Dixon to fashion a new life as a criminal justice advocate and artist. Now, he has filed a civil lawsuit against the Buffalo Police Department and Erie County District Attorney's Office for his wrongful conviction.

Thomas O'Neil-White

For nearly 30 years Valentino Dixon sat in prison, having been found guilty of a murder he did not commit. He had his conviction overturned and was granted release in September of 2018. While in prison, Dixon gained renown for his art, most notably his depictions of famous golf courses.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Valentino Dixon was released in September after serving 27 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Now, another Buffalo man has been sentenced for a fatal shooting that killed one man and injured two others nearly three decades ago.

Nick Lippa / WBFO

It’s been two months since Valentino Dixon was freed from prison after serving 27 years for a murder he didn’t commit. Now he’s looking forward to spending his first Thanksgiving as a free man. WBFO’s Nick Lippa sat down with Dixon discussing family, adjusting to life outside of prison, and future plans.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Valentino Dixon stepped back into the City of Buffalo as a free man yesterday after spending 27 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. It happened with the help of a man and his students working to fight injustice.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

A Buffalo man who spent 27 years in prison on a wrongful conviction has been exonerated. Valentino Dixon was released Wednesday.