Dennis Brown

Time Served: 19 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: Louisiana

Charge: Rape, Burglary, Crimes Against Nature

Conviction: Aggravated Rape, Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Crimes Against Nature

Sentence: Life + 32 years

Incident Date: 09/19/84

Conviction Date: 09/12/85

Exoneration Date: 10/08/04

Served: 19 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification, False Confessions or Admissions, Government Misconduct, Unvalidated or Improper Forensic Science

Type of Forensic Science Problem: Flawed Serology

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

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