Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Thomas Haynesworth

First NameThomas
Last NameHaynesworth
Year of Conviction1984
Year of Exoneration2009
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
Identity of eyewitness
  • Cross Racial Identification
  • Victim
Multiple eyewitnesses5
Highest level reachedNR
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