Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Calvin Lee Scott

First NameCalvin Lee
Last NameScott
Year of Conviction1983
Year of Exoneration2003
Testing inculpated culpritCold Hit
State of ConvictionOklahoma
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaTrial
Type of CrimeRape
Death SentenceNo
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeBlack
Description / Quotes from Testimony Concerning Defense

Missing trial transcript of most of defense case

Did the defendant testify at trial?Yes
Quotes from Exoneree Testimony

When asked if he committed the crime, defendant responded, “I did not. God knows I didn’t. God sees all thing, God knows all things.”

Types of evidence at trial
  • Forensic Evidence
Type of Forensic Evidence
  • Hair
Types of Flawed Forensics
  • Invalid
Reason why invalid(5) Hair match
Brief Quote / Description of Testimony

“Q. Would he have given, or would there be any number type odds to the probability of the hair found on May Ann Fulsom’s bottom sheet and the hair, unknown hair found in her pubic combings, both belonging to anyone other than the defendant Calvin Scott? A. His hair, I would say this: his studies were made on caucasian hair, I believe. In this case having two hairs identified, two hairs of different kind, I mean, head hair from one person would be quite large, I would say, I would not give a figure. It would be quite large.” See Part II.B.2 for a discussion of this case.

Highest level reachedAppeal
Claims Raised During All Appeals and Postconviction
  • Fourth Amendment
  • Sentencing — Noncapital
Citations to judicial opinions

Scott v. State, 726 P.2d 360 (Okl. Cr. 1986)

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