Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Michael Mercer

First Name Michael
Last NameMercer
Year of Conviction1992
Year of Exoneration2003
Testing inculpated culpritCold Hit
State of ConvictionNew York
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
  • Cross Racial Identification
  • Victim
Suggestive Procedures

No transcript

Highest level reachedState Post­ Conviction
Claims Raised During All Appeals and Postconviction
  • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
  • Motion for DNA Testing
  • Sentencing — Noncapital
Citations to judicial opinions

People v. Mercer, 658 N.E.2d 232 (N.Y. 1995)
People v. Mercer, 213 A.D.2d 164 (N.Y. App. Div. 1 Dept. 1995)

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