Anthony Powell

Time Served: 12 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: Massachusetts

Charge: Rape, Kidnapping

Conviction: Rape, Kidnapping

Sentence: 12-20 Years

Incident Date: 03/20/91

Conviction Date: 09/14/92

Exoneration Date: 03/08/04

Served: 12 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: African American

Type of Forensic Science Problem: DNA, Hair Analysis

Status: Exonerated by DNA

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

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No, Yes

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

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