James Dean

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: Nebraska

Charge: Aiding and Abetting Second Degree Murder

Conviction: Aiding and Abetting Second Degree Murder

Sentence: 10 years

Incident Date: 02/06/85

Conviction Date: 01/19/90

Exoneration Date: 01/26/09

Served: 19 years

Race of Defendant: Caucasian

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: False Confessions or Admissions, Informants, Unvalidated or Improper Forensic Science

Type of Forensic Science Problem: Flawed Serology

Type of Crime: Homicide Related

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No, Yes

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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