Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Jerry Lee Jenkins

First Name Jerry Lee
Last NameJenkins
Year of Conviction1987
Year of Exoneration2013
Testing inculpated culpritCold Hit
State of ConvictionMaryland
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaTrial
Type of CrimeRape
Death SentenceNo
Life / LWOP sentenceLife
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeWhite
Types of evidence at trial
  • Eyewitness
  • Forensic Evidence
Type of Forensic Evidence
  • Serology
Identity of eyewitness
  • Victim
Lineup Procedures
  • Photo array
Unreliable Identification?

Yes ‚óŹ Initial non-identification, said defendant "looked like" culprit

Highest level reachedNR