James Ochoa

Time Served: 1 year

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: California

Charge: Carjacking, Armed Robbery

Conviction: Carjacking, Armed Robbery

Sentence: 2 years

Incident Date: 05/23/05

Conviction Date: 12/08/05

Exoneration Date: 10/19/06

Served: 1 year

Status: Exonerated by DNA

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

Race of Defendant: Latino

Race of Victim: Latino

Death Penalty Case: no

Type of Crime: Other

Type of Forensic Science Problem: Other

Accused Plead Guilty: Yes

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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