|Year of Conviction
|Year of Exoneration
|State of Conviction
|Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty Plea
|Type of Crime
|Rape and Murder
|Gender of Exoneree
|Race of exoneree
|Did the defendant testify at trial?
|Types of evidence at trial
|Were non-public facts alleged?
|Type of Forensic Evidence
|Types of Flawed Forensics
|Brief Quote / Description of Testimony
“There was one fiber from the white bed sheet that I could not exclude as coming from the master bedroom of the mobile home trailer. There was one trilobal fiber from the pink blanket that I could not exclude as coming from the bedroom of the mobile home trailer.”
And – “going through my steps of comparison with the comparison light microscope, the polarized light microscope, the fluorescence microscope and micro spectrophotometer, no differences at all were seen. That means that the fibers found with the bedding with the bodies either came from the carpet in the mobile trailer or carpet that is identical to that in the mobile trailer.”
Hair comparisons excluded the defendants
Firearms comparison of class characteristics concluded fragments were from .303 British Lee Enfield bolt-action rifle
DNA exclusions not disclosed at time of trial
|Examples of Non-Public or Corroborated Facts and Inconsistencies
Described bolt action rifle used, victim having been wrapped in bedding and placed in truck, which had a loud exhaust and leaked transmission fluid.
|Jailhouse informant, Co-defendant, Incentivized Witness
|Co-defendants made inculpatory statements