David A. Gray

Time Served: 21 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: Rape

Conviction: Rape

Sentence: 60 years

Incident Date: 03/29/78

Conviction Date: 10/02/78

Exoneration Date: 06/23/99

Served: 21 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

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

Type of Forensic Science Problem: Flawed Serology, Hair Analysis

Accused Plead Guilty: No

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No

Death Penalty Case: no

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

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