Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Rickey Dale Wyatt

First Name Rickey Dale
Last NameWyatt
Year of Conviction1981
Year of Exoneration2014
State of ConvictionTexas
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
  • Valid (Excluded)
Brief Quote / Description of Testimony

A blood group substances were detected on sheets, “Which means that these could not have originated from Ken Wyniemko because he’s blood type O.”

Identity of eyewitness
  • Victim
Multiple eyewitnesses3
Highest level reachedState Post­ Conviction
Claims Raised During All Appeals and Postconviction
  • Brady
  • Motion for DNA Testing
Citations to judicial opinions

Ex Parte Wyatt, 2012 WL 1647004 (Tx. Ct. Crim. App 2012)
Wyatt v. State, 2005 WL 729960 (Tx. Ct. App.)