Cathy Woods

Time Served: 35 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: Nevada

Charge: First Degree Murder

Conviction: Frist Degree murder

Sentence: Life without parole

Incident Date: 02/24/76

Conviction Date: 12/11/80

Exoneration Date: 03/06/15

Served: 35 years

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: False Confessions or Admissions

Type of Crime: Homicide Related

Death Penalty Case: no

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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