Arthur Lee Whitfield

Time Served:

22 years

State: Virginia

Charge: Two Crimes of Rape, Sodomy, Robbery

Conviction: Rape, Sodomy, Robbery

Sentence: 63 years

Incident Date: 08/14/1981

Conviction Date: 01/19/1982

Exoneration Date: 08/23/2004

Accused Pleaded Guilty: No, Yes

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification

Death Penalty Case: No

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes