Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Anthony Wright

First NameAnthony
Last NameWright
Year of Conviction1993
Year of Exoneration2016
Testing inculpated culpritCold Hit
State of ConvictionPennsylvania
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty Plea2 Trials
Type of CrimeRape and Murder
Life / LWOP sentenceLife without parole
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeBlack
Type of Innocence Defense
  • Alibi
Did the defendant testify at trial?Yes
Types of evidence at trial
  • Confession
  • Forensic Evidence
  • Informant
Were non-public facts alleged?Yes
Type of Forensic Evidence
  • Serology
Interrogation RecordedNo - written confession statement
Jailhouse informant, Co-defendant, Incentivized WitnessTwo incentivized witnesses