Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

David Ayers

First Name David
Last NameAyers
Year of Conviction2000
Year of Exoneration2011
State of ConvictionOhio
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaTrial
Type of CrimeMurder
Death SentenceNo
Life / LWOP sentenceLife
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeBlack
Types of evidence at trial
  • Informant
Jailhouse informant, Co-defendant, Incentivized WitnessJ
Highest level reachedFederalHabeas
Claims Raised During All Appeals and Postconviction
  • Brady
  • Coerced Confession
  • Jackson Claim
  • Prosecutorial Misconduct
  • Sentencing — Noncapital
  • Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel
  • State Law Evidence Claim
Harmless Error Rulings
  • G
  • HE
  • NP
Citations to judicial opinions

State v. Ayers, 2002 WL 31031675 (Ohio App. 8 Dist.,2002)
State v. Ayers 782 N.E.2d 78 (Ohio 2003)
Ayers v. Bradshaw, 2007 WL 2840399 (N.D.Ohio Sep 27, 2007)
Ayers v. Hudson, 623 F.3d 301 (6th Cir.(Ohio) Oct 05, 2010)