Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Ernest Sonnier

First NameErnest
Last NameSonnier
Year of Conviction1986
Year of Exoneration2018
Testing inculpated culpritCold Hit
State of ConvictionTexas
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