Bruce Nelson

Time Served:

9 years

State: Pennsylvania

Charge: Murder, Rape

Conviction: Murder, Rape

Sentence: Life plus 10 to 20 years

Incident Date: 08/04/1981

Conviction Date: 12/15/1982

Exoneration Date: 08/28/1991

Accused Pleaded Guilty: No

Contributing Causes of Conviction: False Confessions or Admissions

Death Penalty Case: No

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

Type of Crime: Homicide-related, Sex Crimes