Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Larry Gillard

First Name Larry
Last NameGillard
Year of Conviction1982
Year of Exoneration2009
Testing inculpated culpritCold Hit
State of ConvictionIllinois
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaTrial
Type of CrimeRape
Death SentenceNo
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeBlack
Type of Innocence Defense
  • Alibi
Did the defendant testify at trial?Yes
Types of evidence at trial
  • Eyewitness
  • Forensic Evidence
Type of Forensic Evidence
  • Serology
Types of Flawed Forensics
  • Invalid
Reason why invalid(3) Incorrect frequency provided
Brief Quote / Description of Testimony

Analyst testified that defendant was within 4.4% of the population that could have contributed to sample

Identity of eyewitness
  • Cross Racial Identification
  • Victim
Highest level reachedFederalHabeas
Claims Raised During All Appeals and Postconviction
  • Due Process
  • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
  • Schlup
Harmless Error Rulings
  • G
Citations to judicial opinions

U.S. ex rel. Gillard v. Gramley,, 1991 WL 86110 (N.D.Ill., May 17, 1991)
Gillard v. Gramley 962 F.2d 10 (7th Cir. 1992).

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