Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Nevest Coleman

First NameNevest
Last NameColeman
Year of Conviction1997
Year of Exoneration2017
Testing inculpated culpritCold Hit
State of ConvictionIllinois
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaTrial
Type of CrimeRape and Murder
Death SentenceNo
Life / LWOP sentenceLife without parole
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeBlack
Types of evidence at trial
  • Confession
Were non-public facts alleged?Yes
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