Marcus Lyons

Time Served: 3 years

The Innocence Project did not have a role in exonerating this person. For the full history and details of this case, please visit the National Registry of Exonerations at the link below.

State: Illinois

Charge: 2 counts criminal sexual assault, 1 count unlawful restraint

Conviction: 2 counts criminal sexual assault, 1 count unlawful restraint

Sentence: 6 years

Incident Date: 11/30/87

Conviction Date: 10/19/88

Exoneration Date: 09/18/07

Served: 3 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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