Bruce Nelson

Time Served: 9 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: Pennsylvania

Charge: Murder, Rape

Conviction: Murder, Rape

Sentence: Life + 10 to 20 years

Incident Date: 08/04/81

Conviction Date: 12/15/82

Exoneration Date: 08/28/91

Served: 9 Years

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: False Confessions or Admissions

Type of Crime: Homicide Related, Sex Crimes

Accused Plead Guilty: No

Death Penalty Case: no

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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