Larry Ruffin

Time Served: 30 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: Mississippi

Charge: Murder, rape

Conviction: Murder, rape

Sentence: Life

Incident Date: 05/04/79

Conviction Date: 12/05/80

Exoneration Date: 12/14/10

Served: 30 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: False Confessions or Admissions

Type of Crime: Homicide Related, Sex Crimes

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No, Yes

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