Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Willie Nesmith

First Name Willie
Last NameNesmith
Year of Conviction1982
Year of Exoneration2001
State of ConvictionPennsylvania
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
  • Hair
Types of Flawed Forensics
  • No Transcript
Identity of eyewitness
  • Non-victim
Multiple eyewitnesses2
Highest level reachedNR
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