Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Phillip Leon Thurman

First Name Phillip Leon
Last NameThurman
Year of Conviction1985
Year of Exoneration2005
Testing inculpated culpritCold Hit
State of ConvictionVirginia
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaTrial
Type of CrimeRape
Death SentenceNo
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeBlack
Types of evidence at trial
  • Eyewitness
  • Forensic Evidence
Type of Forensic Evidence
  • Serology
Types of Flawed Forensics
  • No Transcript
Identity of eyewitness
  • Victim
Multiple eyewitnesses2
Suggestive Procedures

No transcript

Highest level reachedNR