|Year of Conviction
|Year of Exoneration
|State of Conviction
|Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty Plea
|Type of Crime
|Gender of Exoneree
|Race of exoneree
|Type of Innocence Defense
|Description / Quotes from Testimony Concerning Defense
● The defendant’s fiancé testified that she was with him and that he was asleep until late the morning of the crime.
|Did the defendant testify at trial?
|Quotes from Exoneree Testimony
“Q: Now, on November the 14, 1994, did you ever come into contact with [the victim] at approximately 7000 South Wabach? A: No, sir. Q: On November 14th of 1994, did you ever punch [the victim] in her eye? A: No, sir.”
|Types of evidence at trial
|Identity of eyewitness
Yes ● Irregular i.d. conducted at defendant’s workplace ● Single voice i.d. (a voice show-up) conducted at the police station
No ● Discrepancies in description – facial hair, skin. Cage had distinctive scars on his face, under his left eye, which the victim had never described.
|Quotes from testimony #2
Described “a mustache and rough skin” which Cage did not have when arrested a few days after incident
|Highest level reached