Calvin Ollins

Time Served:

13 years

State: Illinois

Charge: Murder, Sexual Assault, Kidnapping

Conviction: Murder, Sexual Assault, Kidnapping

Sentence: Life

Incident Date: 10/18/1986

Conviction Date: 02/09/1988

Exoneration Date: 12/05/2001

Accused Pleaded Guilty: No

Contributing Causes of Conviction: False Confessions or Admissions, Unvalidated or Improper Forensic Science

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

Forensic Science at Issue: Flawed Serology, Hair Analysis