Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Ricardo Rachell

First Name Ricardo
Last NameRachell
Year of Conviction2003
Year of Exoneration2009
Testing inculpated culpritCold Hit
State of ConvictionTexas
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaTrial
Type of CrimeRape
Death SentenceNo
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeHispanic
JuvenileNo
Types of evidence at trial
  • Eyewitness
Identity of eyewitness
  • Victim
Multiple eyewitnesses2
Suggestive Procedures

No transcript

Unreliable Identification?

No ‚óŹ Discrepancy in description – victim did not describe facial deformity and significant speech impediment

Highest level reachedAppeal