|Year of Conviction
|Year of Exoneration
|State of Conviction
|Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty Plea
|Type of Crime
|Rape and Murder
|Gender of Exoneree
|Race of exoneree
|Type of Innocence Defense
|Description / Quotes from Testimony Concerning Defense
● Three witnesses saw the defendant at a warehouse, working, the day of the crime. Defense presented receipt from a Radio Shack located 12 hours away from location of crime.
|Did the defendant testify at trial?
|Quotes from Exoneree Testimony
“Q: I’m sorry. The night of November 29th and early morning of November 30th, were you in [victim’s] company? A: No. I haven’t seen [the victim] since the 25th of November. Q: Specifically, did you cause her death by a beating . . .? A: I did not.”
|Types of evidence at trial
|Type of Forensic Evidence
|Brief Quote / Description of Testimony
The analyst testified that A blood group substances were identified that were foreign to the victim and Goodman was an A secretor. Crime scene hairs were found to be dissimilar to both Goodman and the victim.
|Jailhouse informant, Co-defendant, Incentivized Witness
|Highest level reached
|Claims Raised During All Appeals and Postconviction
|Harmless Error Rulings
|Citations to judicial opinions
State v. Goodman, 763 P.2d 786 (Utah 1988)