Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Donte Booker

First Name Donte
Last NameBooker
Year of Conviction1987
Year of Exoneration2005
Testing inculpated culpritCold Hit
State of ConvictionOhio
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaTrial
Type of CrimeRape
Death SentenceNo
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeBlack
Type of Innocence Defense
  • Alibi
Description / Quotes from Testimony Concerning Defense

No transcript

Did the defendant testify at trial?Yes
Quotes from Exoneree Testimony

No transcript

Types of evidence at trial
  • Eyewitness
  • Forensic Evidence
Type of Forensic Evidence
  • n/a
Types of Flawed Forensics
  • No Transcript
Identity of eyewitness
  • Cross Racial Identification
  • Victim
Lineup Procedures
  • Photo array
Suggestive Procedures

No transcript

Highest level reachedAppeal
Claims Raised During All Appeals and Postconviction
  • Jackson Claim
  • Prosecutorial Misconduct
Harmless Error Rulings
  • HE
Citations to judicial opinions

State v. Booker, 1988 WL 86417 (Ohio App. 8 Dist 1988)
State v. Booker, 533 N.E.2d 1060 (Ohio 1988)

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