|Year of Conviction
|Year of Exoneration
|Testing inculpated culprit
|State of Conviction
|Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty Plea
|Type of Crime
|Life / LWOP sentence
|Gender of Exoneree
|Race of exoneree
|Type of Innocence Defense
|Description / Quotes from Testimony Concerning Defense
● Defendant’s mother, brother, and then girlfriend all testified that, on the night of the murder, the defendant was at home because he had an abscessed tooth that caused him a lot of pain.
|Did the defendant testify at trial?
|Types of evidence at trial
|Type of Forensic Evidence
|Types of Flawed Forensics
|Brief Quote / Description of Testimony
Only on cross-examination did the analyst testify what the included population was, 35-40 percent of the black male population.
|Identity of eyewitness
Yes ● Only 3 photos included in array (Subsequent line-up was suppressed where defendant was not advised of right to attorney)
No ● Discrepancies in description – did not described gold tooth, weight
|Quotes from testimony #2
Victim described attacker as “medium build” but agreed that defendant had a small build. Victim did not describe prominent gold tooth.
|Highest level reached
|Claims Raised During All Appeals and Postconviction
|Harmless Error Rulings
|Citations to judicial opinions
State v. Johnson, 443 So. 2d 766 (La. App. 3 Cir. 1983)