Joseph Fears Jr.

Time Served: 25 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: Ohio

Charge: Rape, Aggravated Robbery

Conviction: Rape, Aggravated Robbery

Sentence: 15-75 Years

Incident Date: 08/28/83

Conviction Date: 06/05/84

Exoneration Date: 03/10/09

Served: 25 Years

Race of Defendant: African American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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