Billy James Smith

Time Served: 19 years

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State: Texas

Charge: aggravated sexual assault

Conviction: aggravated sexual assault

Sentence: Life

Incident Date: 08/07/86

Conviction Date: 02/05/87

Exoneration Date: 12/13/06

Served: 19 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

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