|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
|Description / Quotes from Testimony Concerning Defense
|Did the defendant testify at trial?
|Types of evidence at trial
|Were non-public facts alleged?
|Type of Forensic Evidence
|Types of Flawed Forensics
|Brief Quote / Description of Testimony
Testimony by defense witness that DNA testing excluded defendant.
|Identity of eyewitness
Yes ● Eyewitnesses not told attacker might not be in line-up ● Show-up – eyewitness presented with the two suspects at scene – and then again in “line-up” or with just the two suspects again at the police station (see Mathews).
|Quotes from testimony #1
“Q. Now Lieutenant, are you aware whether or not the two Defendants were placed together for purposes of identification prior to that? A. Yes. Q. And who was that done with? A. That was done with Lieutenant , with the two witnesses, as well as the two Defendants. Q. So, the two Defendants were together in that identification procedure? A. Right, it was for a clarification purpose, because there was – – to make sure we had the person that was picked out as being the shooter and the other person as being not picked out.”
No – witnesses did not describe him with any detail; one called him “the short guy” for example.
|Examples of Non-Public or Corroborated Facts and Inconsistencies
None; he simply agreed he was present as a getaway driver
|Audio recording of part of interrogation
|Highest level reached
|Claims Raised During All Appeals and Postconviction
|Citations to judicial opinions
State v. Hayes, 806 So.2d 816 (La.App. 5 Cir.,2001)