Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Donya Davis

First Name Donya
Last NameDavis
Year of Conviction2007
Year of Exoneration2014
State of ConvictionMichigan
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty Plea2 Trials
Type of CrimeRape
Death SentenceNo
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeBlack
Types of evidence at trial
  • DNA excluded
  • Eyewitness
  • Forensic Evidence
Type of Forensic Evidence
  • DNA
Types of Flawed Forensics
  • Excluded
  • Valid
Identity of eyewitness
  • Intraracial Identificaiton
  • Victim
Suggestive Procedures

No – but Acquaintance

Highest level reachedAppeal
Claims Raised During All Appeals and Postconviction
  • Double Jeopardy
  • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
Citations to judicial opinions

People v. Davis, 2009 WL 2343155 (Mich. App. Ct. 2009)
People v. Davis, 777 N.W.2d 170 (Mich. 2010)

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