Jerry Lee Jenkins

Time Served: 26 years

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State: Maryland

Charge: first degree rape and first degree sexual assault

Conviction: first degree rape and first degree sexual assault

Sentence: 2 life sentences

Incident Date: 02/06/86

Conviction Date: 01/01/87

Exoneration Date: 06/07/13

Served: 26 years

Race of Defendant: Caucasian

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification

Death Penalty Case: no

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No, Yes

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

Accused Plead Guilty: Yes

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