|Year of Conviction
|Year of Exoneration
|State of Conviction
|Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty Plea
|Type of Crime
|Gender of Exoneree
|Race of exoneree
|Mentally Ill or Intellectually Disabled
|Type of Innocence Defense
|Description / Quotes from Testimony Concerning Defense
● Defendant’s foster father testified that defendant and he had lunch and went to defendant’s girlfriend’s house during the time the crime occurred.
|Did the defendant testify at trial?
|Types of evidence at trial
|Were non-public facts alleged?
|Type of Forensic Evidence
|Types of Flawed Forensics
|Brief Quote / Description of Testimony
The analyst had excluded Rollins and requested DNA tests, but supervisors refused the request for DNA testing; the stipulation regarding his analysis disclosed only that spermatozoa had been detected. See Maurice Possley, Lab Didn’t Bother with DNA, Chi. Trib., Aug. 25, 2006.
|Identity of eyewitness
Yes ● Initial non-identification
|Quotes from testimony #2
“A: We had her view the lineup, yes. Q: And at that time that she viewed the lineup, she didn’t identify anyone, did she? A: She couldn’t positively identify anyone.” “Q: Isn’t it a fact that you were unable to pick anybody out of the physical lineup, meaning real people? A: Yeah. And you were unable to identify anybody in the physical lineup? A: That’s right.”
|Examples of Non-Public or Corroborated Facts and Inconsistencies
● Identified victim from series of photographs and signed photo ● Stated date of crime and address for crime at senior citizens home ● Described method of attack, as victim entered apartment, pulled a knife, told victim not to yell, and was given $60. ● Described ordering victim to take off clothes, masturbating on victim, and wiping self with pillow case before leaving. Serologist identified semen on victim’s pillow case.
|Quotes from law enforcement testimony
“Q. Now, Officer, after Lafonso Rollins told you that he did not have any involvement with that particular offense, isn’t it a fact that you told him the actions of that offender? A. No, sir, it is not. Q. You never told Mr. Rollins what you believed to have happened to [the victim]? A. No, sir, I did not.” “He had stated that it was an old lady. There were a number of Polaroid photographs. I had him look through the photographs. When he got to the victim… he said, that’s the woman that I was talking about on January 9, 1993, the one that I robbed with a knife and then ejaculated on.”
|Quotes from prosecution arguments
|Written and signed confession statement
|Highest level reached