Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Richard Kussmaul

First NameRichard
Last NameKussmaul
Year of Conviction1994
Year of Exoneration2019
State of ConvictionTexas
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaTrial
Type of CrimeRape and Murder
Life / LWOP sentenceLife without parole
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeWhite
Types of evidence at trial
  • Confession
  • Eyewitness
  • Forensic Evidence
  • Informant
Were non-public facts alleged?Yes
Jailhouse informant, Co-defendant, Incentivized WitnessJailhouse informant, and Co-defendants made inculpatory statements
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