Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Erik Kelley

First NameErik
Last NameKelley
Year of Conviction1996
Year of Exoneration2018
Testing inculpated culpritCold Hit
State of ConvictionNew Jersey
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaTrial
Type of CrimeMurder
Death SentenceNo
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeBlack
Types of evidence at trial
  • Confession
  • Eyewitness
Were non-public facts alleged?Yes