Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Kathy Gonzalez

First Name Kathy
Last NameGonzalez
Year of Conviction1990
Year of Exoneration2009
Testing inculpated culpritNon-Cold Hit
State of ConvictionNebraska
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaGuilty Plea
Type of CrimeMurder
Death SentenceNo
Gender of ExonereeFemale
Race of exonereeHispanic
JuvenileNo
Types of evidence at trial
  • Forensic Evidence
  • Informant
Type of Forensic Evidence
  • Serology
Types of Flawed Forensics
  • Invalid
Reason why invalid(1) Masking
Brief Quote / Description of Testimony

Fingerprint and hair comparison excluded defendant. Analyst testified in Joseph White’s trial that serology was consistent with two co-defendants, without providing any statistics or explaining that those findings were also entirely consistent with the victim and none could be excluded.

Jailhouse informant, Co-defendant, Incentivized WitnessCD
Examples of Non-Public or Corroborated Facts and Inconsistencies‚óŹ Non-public facts including in false confession Appendix concerning other “Beatrice Six” defendants Shelden, Taylor and Winslow.
Highest level reachedNR
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