Arthur Lee Whitfield

Time Served: 22 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: Virginia

Charge: Two Crimes of Rape, Sodomy, Robbery

Conviction: Rape, Sodomy, Robbery

Sentence: 63 years

Incident Date: 08/14/81

Conviction Date: 01/19/82

Exoneration Date: 08/23/04

Served: 22 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, Yes

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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