Leo Waters

Time Served: 21 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: North Carolina

Charge: Rape, Sexual Offense, Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon

Conviction: Rape, Sexual Offense, Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon

Sentence: Life

Incident Date: 03/31/81

Conviction Date: 01/19/82

Exoneration Date: 11/20/03

Served: 21 years

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Race of Defendant: 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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