Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Edward Green

First Name Edward
Last NameGreen
Year of Conviction1989
Year of Exoneration1990
State of ConvictionDistrict of Columbia
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaTrial
Type of CrimeRape
Death SentenceNo
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeBlack
Types of evidence at trial
  • Eyewitness
  • Forensic Evidence
Type of Forensic Evidence
  • Serology
Types of Flawed Forensics
  • No Transcript
  • Valid
Brief Quote / Description of Testimony

Serology included Green, but before sentencing DNA testing excluded him and the conviction was reversed

Identity of eyewitness
  • Cross Racial Identification
  • Victim
Multiple eyewitnesses2
Highest level reachedNR