Calvin Wayne Cunningham

Time Served: 30 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 and Burglary with intent to commit rape

Conviction: Rape and Burglary with intent to commit rape

Sentence: 20 years

Incident Date: 05/24/79

Conviction Date: 06/19/81

Exoneration Date: 04/12/11

Served: 30 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification, Unvalidated or Improper Forensic Science

Type of Forensic Science Problem: Hair Analysis

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

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