Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

James Pitts

First NameJames
Last NamePitts
Year of Conviction1994
Year of Exoneration2019
State of ConvictionTexas
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaGuilty Plea
Type of CrimeMurder
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeWhite
Mentally Ill or Intellectually DisabledIntellectually Disabled
Types of evidence at trial
  • Confession
  • Eyewitness
  • Forensic Evidence
  • Informant
Were non-public facts alleged?Yes
Jailhouse informant, Co-defendant, Incentivized WitnessCo-defendants made inculpatory statements