Gary Cifizzari

Time Served: 35 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: Massachusetts

Charge: Murder

Conviction: Second-degree murder

Sentence: Life without parole

Incident Date: 09/29/79

Conviction Date: 07/30/84

Exoneration Date: 12/10/19

Served: 35 years

Case Year: 1984

Year of Exoneration: 2019

Type of Forensic Science Problem: Bitemark Analysis

Race of Defendant: Caucasian

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Type of Crime: Homicide Related

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Unvalidated or Improper Forensic Science

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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