Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Lawrence McKinney

First Name Lawrence
Last NameMcKinney
Year of Conviction1978
Year of Exoneration2009
State of ConvictionTennessee
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaTrial
Type of CrimeRape
Death SentenceNo
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeBlack
Types of evidence at trial
  • Eyewitness
Identity of eyewitness
  • Intraracial Identificaiton
  • Victim
Highest level reachedFederalHabeas
Claims Raised During All Appeals and Postconviction
  • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
  • Right to Counsel
Citations to judicial opinions

McKinney v. Rose, 816 F.2d 681(6th Cir. 1987)

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