Christopher Abernathy

Time Served: 28 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: Illinois

Charge: First Degree Murder, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, Armed Robbery

Conviction: First Degree Murder, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, Armed Robbery

Sentence: Life

Incident Date: 10/04/84

Conviction Date: 01/01/87

Exoneration Date: 02/11/15

Served: 28 years

Race of Defendant: Caucasian

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: False Confessions or Admissions, Informants

Type of Crime: Homicide Related, Sex Crimes

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

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