Edward McInnis

Time Served: 27 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

Conviction: first-degree rape, first-degree burglary, armed robbery

Sentence: Life + 20 years

Incident Date: 02/23/88

Conviction Date: 10/25/88

Exoneration Date: 09/10/15

Served: 27 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: African American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: False Confessions or Admissions

Death Penalty Case: no

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

Accused Plead Guilty: Yes

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