Dwayne Allen Dail

Time Served: 18 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: North Carolina

Charge: Burglary, Sex Offense, Rape, Indecent Liberties, Lewd & Lascivious Acts

Conviction: Burglary, Sex Offense, Rape, Indecent Liberties, Lewd & Lascivious Acts

Sentence: Life + 18 years

Incident Date: 09/04/87

Conviction Date: 05/30/89

Exoneration Date: 08/28/07

Served: 18 years

Race of Victim: African American

Race of Defendant: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

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

Type of Forensic Science Problem: Hair Analysis

Accused Plead Guilty: No

Death Penalty Case: no

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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