Johnny Tall Bear

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Time Served:

26 years

State: Oklahoma

Charge: First-degree murder

Conviction: First-degree murder

Sentence: Life without parole

Incident Date: 10/03/1991

Conviction Date: 03/11/1992

Exoneration Date: 06/11/2018

Accused Pleaded Guilty: No

Case Year: 1991

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification, Unvalidated or Improper Forensic Science

Death Penalty Case: No

Race of Defendant: Native American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No

Type of Crime: Homicide-related

Year of Exoneration: 2018