James Bain

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: Florida

Conviction: rape, kidnapping, and burglary

Sentence: Life

Incident Date: 03/04/74

Conviction Date: 08/23/74

Exoneration Date: 12/17/09

Served: 35 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

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

Type of Forensic Science Problem: Flawed Serology

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

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