James Lee Woodard

Time Served: 28 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: Texas

Charge: Murder

Conviction: Murder

Sentence: Life

Incident Date: 12/31/80

Conviction Date: 05/22/81

Exoneration Date: 09/30/09

Served: 28 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: African American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification, Government Misconduct

Type of Crime: Homicide Related, Sex Crimes

Death Penalty Case: no

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No

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