James Edwards

Time Served: 16 years

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State: Illinois

Charge: First-degree murder

Conviction: First-degree murder

Sentence: Life

Incident Date: 12/08/94

Conviction Date: 01/01/96

Exoneration Date: 05/29/12

Served: 16 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: False Confessions or Admissions

Type of Crime: Homicide Related

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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