Juan Rivera

Time Served: 19 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.

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State: Illinois

Charge: Murder

Conviction: Murder

Sentence: Life

Incident Date: 08/17/92

Conviction Date: 11/19/93

Exoneration Date: 01/06/12

Served: 19 Years

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification, False Confessions or Admissions, Informants, Unvalidated or Improper Forensic Science

Type of Crime: Homicide Related, Sex Crimes

Race of Defendant: Latino

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No

Type of Forensic Science Problem: Other

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