Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Douglas Pacyon

First Name Douglas
Last NamePacyon
Year of Conviction1985
Year of Exoneration2010
State of ConvictionNew York
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaTrial
Type of CrimeRape
Death SentenceNo
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeWhite
Types of evidence at trial
  • Eyewitness
Identity of eyewitness
  • Victim
Multiple eyewitnesses2
Highest level reachedAppeal
Claims Raised During All Appeals and Postconviction
  • Bruton
  • Due Process
  • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
Harmless Error Rulings
  • G
  • NP
Citations to judicial opinions

People v. Pacyon, 152 A.D.2d 933 (N.Y.A.D. 4 Dept. 1989)
Pacyon v. New York State Parole 1996 WL 528812 (W.D.N.Y. 1999)
Pacyon v. New York State Parole, 1995 WL 264676 (W.D.N.Y. 1995)

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