Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Anthony Chaparro

First Name Anthony
Last NameChaparro
Year of Conviction2003
Year of Exoneration2014
State of ConvictionNew Jersey
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaTrial
Type of CrimeRape
Death SentenceNo
Life / LWOP sentenceLife
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeHispanic
Type of Innocence Defense
  • Alibi
Description / Quotes from Testimony Concerning Defense

● Testimony from employer and family member

Types of evidence at trial
  • Eyewitness
Identity of eyewitness
  • Victim
Lineup Procedures
  • Composite drawing
  • Photo array
Unreliable Identification?

Yes ● defendant was about twice the age of culprit described and much taller and heavier

Highest level reachedState Post­ Conviction
Claims Raised During All Appeals and Postconviction
  • Cumulative Error
  • Due Process
  • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
  • Prosecutorial Misconduct
  • Sentencing
  • State Law Evidence Claim
Citations to judicial opinions

State v. Chaparro, No. A–6255–03 (App. Div. April 10, 2006)
State v. Chaparro, 2013 WL 827979 (NJ App. Ct. 2003).

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