Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Jose Pallares

First NameJose
Last NamePallares
Year of Conviction2005
Year of Exoneration2008
Testing inculpated culpritCold Hit
State of ConvictionCalifornia
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaGuilty Plea
Death SentenceNo
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeHispanic
Types of evidence at trial
  • Eyewitness
Type of Forensic Evidence
  • DNA
Types of Flawed Forensics
  • Valid (Excluded)
Identity of eyewitness
  • Non-victim
Multiple eyewitnessesTwo officers identified the defendant, but not a civilian witness
Suggestive Procedures

Single photograph shown to witnesses