Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

David Wiggins

First Name David
Last NameWiggins
Year of Conviction1989
Year of Exoneration2012
State of ConvictionTexas
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaTrial
Type of CrimeRape
Death SentenceNo
Life / LWOP sentenceLife
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeWhite
Types of evidence at trial
  • Eyewitness
  • Informant
Identity of eyewitness
  • Victim
Jailhouse informant, Co-defendant, Incentivized WitnessIW
Highest level reachedNR