Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Gerard Richardson

First Name Gerard
Last NameRichardson
Year of Conviction1995
Year of Exoneration2013
State of ConvictionNew Jersey
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaTrial
Type of CrimeMurder
Death SentenceNo
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeBlack
Did the defendant testify at trial?Yes
Types of evidence at trial
  • Forensic Evidence
Type of Forensic Evidence
  • Bite Mark
Types of Flawed Forensics
  • Invalid
Reason why invalid(6) Conclusion evidence came from defendant
Brief Quote / Description of Testimony

Odontologist testified that “this mark was made by Gerard Richardson…there (is) no question in my mind.”

Highest level reachedNR