David A. Gray

Time Served:

21 years

State: Illinois

Charge: Rape

Conviction: Rape

Sentence: 60 years

Incident Date: 03/29/1978

Conviction Date: 10/02/1978

Exoneration Date: 06/23/1999

Accused Pleaded Guilty: No

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

Death Penalty Case: No

Race of Defendant: African American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

Forensic Science at Issue: Flawed Serology, Hair Analysis