Jamie Lee Peterson

Time Served: 16 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: Michigan

Charge: first-degree premeditated murder, two counts of first-degree felony murder, two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of larceny in a building

Conviction: first-degree premeditated murder, two counts of first-degree felony murder, two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of larceny in a building

Sentence: Life without parole

Incident Date: 10/05/96

Conviction Date: 12/14/98

Exoneration Date: 09/08/14

Served: 16 years

Race of Defendant: Caucasian

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: False Confessions or Admissions, Informants

Type of Crime: Homicide Related, Sex Crimes

Death Penalty Case: no

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No, Yes

Accused Plead Guilty: No

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