Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Bruce Nelson

First Name Bruce
Last NameNelson
Year of Conviction1984
Year of Exoneration1991
Testing inculpated culpritNon-Cold Hit
State of ConvictionPennsylvania
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaTrial
Type of CrimeRape and Murder
Death SentenceNo
Life / LWOP sentenceLife
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeBlack
Types of evidence at trial
  • Informant
Jailhouse informant, Co-defendant, Incentivized WitnessCD
Examples of Non-Public or Corroborated Facts and Inconsistencies‚óŹ Co-defendant was inculpated by DNA testing post-conviction
Quotes from testimony #3

No trial transcript obtained.

Highest level reachedFederalHabeas
Claims Raised During All Appeals and Postconviction
  • Miranda or Edwards Claim
  • Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel
Citations to judicial opinions

Nelson v. Fulcomer, 911 F.2d 928 (3d Cir. 1990)

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