Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Damian Mills

First NameDamian
Last NameMills
Year of Conviction2001
Year of Exoneration2015
Testing inculpated culpritCold Hit
State of ConvictionNorth Carolina
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaGuilty Plea
Type of CrimeMurder
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeBlack
Types of evidence at trial
  • Confession
  • DNA excluded
  • Forensic Evidence
Were non-public facts alleged?Yes
Type of Forensic Evidence
  • DNA
Types of Flawed Forensics
  • Concealed
  • Excluded