|Year of Conviction
|Year of Exoneration
|State of Conviction
|Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty Plea
|Type of Crime
|Gender of Exoneree
|Race of exoneree
|Description / Quotes from Testimony Concerning Defense
● Witness testified that defendant did not come home late. ● Defendant never wore and earring as the victim described (defendant did not even have has ears pierced).
|Did the defendant testify at trial?
|Types of evidence at trial
|Type of Forensic Evidence
|Types of Flawed Forensics
|Brief Quote / Description of Testimony
Analyst admitted that any male could have been the donor.
|Identity of eyewitness
Yes ● Victim not told attacker might not be in line-up – instead told to look in photo array for person who assaulted her
|Quotes from testimony #1
Officer testified “I advised her that I was going to show her a mugshot, a photo line-up consisting of single photographs. And I gave her instructions that she was to be looking for the individual that had sexually assaulted her.” When victim identified the defendant almost immediately, she was told to look again to make sure.
Yes ● Initial nonidentification – did not tell police acquainted with attacker initially ● Discrepancy in description – ear piercing
|Quotes from testimony #2
Initially told police that attacker’s name was Tim or Tom. “Q: Did you ever tell the people at the hospital you knew who it was that committed this crime? A: No. Q: You did not do this? A: No. Q: When the police first came on July 29th, did you tell them that you knew who committed the crime? A: No.” And “six weeks after what happened, still I was still hysterical. More down the line, things come back to your memory and not as bad as it was in the beginning.” Victim described how the attacker wore a distinctive earring, “a cross with a turquoise” and “it has a chain, too.”
|Highest level reached
|Claims Raised During All Appeals and Postconviction
|Harmless Error Rulings
|Citations to judicial opinions
State v. Piszczek, 1993 WL 106966 (Ohio App. 8 Dist. 1993)