Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Albert K Johnson

First Name Albert K
Last NameJohnson
Year of Conviction1992
Year of Exoneration2002
Testing inculpated culpritCold Hit
State of ConvictionCalifornia
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaTrial
Type of CrimeRape
Death SentenceNo
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeBlack
Types of evidence at trial
  • Eyewitness
Identity of eyewitness
  • Cross Racial Identification
  • Victim
Highest level reachedFederalHabeas
Claims Raised During All Appeals and Postconviction
  • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
  • Jury Instructions
  • Sentencing — Noncapital
Citations to judicial opinions

People v. Johnson, 31 Cal.App.4th 1041 (Cal. App. 1 Dist. 1995)