John Jerome White

Time Served: 27 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: Georgia

Charge: Rape, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Robbery

Conviction: Rape, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Robbery

Sentence: Life

Incident Date: 08/11/79

Conviction Date: 01/01/80

Exoneration Date: 12/10/07

Served: 27 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

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

Type of Forensic Science Problem: Hair Analysis

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

Type of Crime: Other, Sex Crimes

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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