Bennett Barbour

Time Served: 34 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: Rape

Conviction: Rape

Sentence: 10 years

Incident Date: 02/07/78

Conviction Date: 04/14/78

Exoneration Date: 05/24/12

Served: 34 years

Race of Defendant: African American

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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