David Brian Sutherlin

Time Served: 17 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: Minnesota

Charge: Rape

Conviction: Rape

Sentence: 43 months

Incident Date: 03/02/85

Conviction Date: 06/07/85

Exoneration Date: 11/13/02

Served: 17 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No, Yes

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

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