Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Dale Mahan

First Name Dale
Last NameMahan
Year of Conviction1984
Year of Exoneration1998
State of ConvictionAlabama
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaTrial
Type of CrimeRape
Death SentenceNo
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeWhite
Types of evidence at trial
  • Eyewitness
Identity of eyewitness
  • Intraracial Identificaiton
  • Victim
Suggestive Procedures

No transcript

Highest level reachedAppeal
Claims Raised During All Appeals and Postconviction
  • Jury Selection
  • State Law Evidence Claim
Citations to judicial opinions

Mahan v. State, 508 So.2d 1180 (Ala. Cr. App. 1986)