Kirk Odom

Time Served: 31 Years

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State: District Of Columbia

Charge: Rape while armed, sodomy, armed robbery, first degree burglary while armed

Conviction: Rape while armed, sodomy, armed robbery, first degree burglary while armed

Sentence: 20-66 Years

Incident Date: 02/24/81

Conviction Date: 09/09/81

Exoneration Date: 07/13/12

Served: 31 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: Sex Crimes

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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