Larry Gillard

Time Served: 27 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: Illinois

Charge: Rape, Armed Robbery

Conviction: Rape, Armed Robbery

Sentence: 24 Years

Incident Date: 05/19/81

Conviction Date: 01/21/82

Exoneration Date: 05/26/09

Served: 27 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: Flawed Serology

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

Type of Crime: Other, Sex Crimes

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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