Julius Ruffin

Time Served: 21 Years

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State: Virginia

Charge: Rape, Sodomy

Conviction: Rape, Sodomy

Sentence: Life

Incident Date: 12/06/81

Conviction Date: 10/01/82

Exoneration Date: 03/19/03

Served: 21 Years

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: Caucasian

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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