Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Billy Wayne Miller

First Name Billy Wayne
Last NameMiller
Year of Conviction1984
Year of Exoneration2006
State of ConvictionTexas
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaTrial
Type of CrimeRape
Death SentenceNo
Life / LWOP sentenceLife
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeBlack
Type of Innocence Defense
  • Alibi
Description / Quotes from Testimony Concerning Defense

● Defendant’s housemate testified that defendant was home throughout the evening when the crime occurred.

Did the defendant testify at trial?No
Types of evidence at trial
  • Eyewitness
Identity of eyewitness
  • Intraracial Identificaiton
  • Victim
Suggestive Procedures

Yes ● Show-up – in-court – police conducted no pretrial identification procedures

Unreliable Identification?


Highest level reachedNR
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