Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Jonathan Barr

First Name Jonathan
Last NameBarr
Year of Conviction1991
Year of Exoneration2011
Testing inculpated culpritCold Hit
State of ConvictionIllinois
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaTrial
Type of CrimeRape and Murder
Death SentenceNo
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeBlack
Types of evidence at trial
  • DNA excluded
  • Forensic Evidence
  • Informant
Type of Forensic Evidence
  • DNA
Types of Flawed Forensics
  • Valid
Jailhouse informant, Co-defendant, Incentivized WitnessCD
Highest level reachedState Post­ Conviction
Claims Raised During All Appeals and Postconviction
  • Motion for DNA Testing
Harmless Error Rulings
  • G
Citations to judicial opinions

People v. Barr &amp
Taylor, Nos. 1-05-3505 &amp
1-05-3699, (Ill. App. Aug. 28, 2007).