Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Anthony Gray

First NameAnthony
Last NameGray
Year of Conviction1991
Year of Exoneration1999
Testing inculpated culpritNon-Cold Hit
State of ConvictionMaryland
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaTrial
Type of CrimeRape and Murder
Death SentenceNo
Life / LWOP sentenceLife
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeBlack
Mentally Ill or Intellectually DisabledIntellectually Disabled
Types of evidence at trial
  • Confession
Were non-public facts alleged?Yes
Examples of Non-Public or Corroborated Facts and Inconsistencies

● Based on court file, news reports and conversations with Gray’s lawyers and former prosecutors involved in the case, Gray “had given a detailed confession.” Attorney Grievance Comm’n v. Kent, 653 A.2d 909, 917 (Md. 1995). He had offered details including a description of how and where the murder took place while he stood watch. ● His statements also contained certain inconsistencies with crime scene evidence. See Todd Richissin, “Trying to Right an Injustice; Murder: A Defense Attorney and Calvert County State’s Attorney Say a Man Has Been Wrongly Imprisoned for the Past Seven Years,” Baltimore Sun, February 6, 1999, 1A.

Quotes from law enforcement testimony

Guilty Plea – No trial.

Quotes from prosecution arguments

Guilty Plea – No trial.

Highest level reachedNR

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