Kenneth Ireland

Time Served: 20 years

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State: Connecticut

Charge: Felony Murder, First-Degree Sexual Assault, Third-Degree Burglary

Conviction: Felony Murder, First-Degree Sexual Assault, Third-Degree Burglary

Sentence: 50 Years

Incident Date: 09/03/86

Conviction Date: 11/17/89

Exoneration Date: 08/19/09

Served: 20 years

Race of Defendant: Caucasian

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Type of Forensic Science Problem: Flawed Serology, Other

Type of Crime: Homicide Related, Sex Crimes

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Unvalidated or Improper Forensic Science

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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