Mark Maxson

Time Served: 24 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: First-degree murder, aggravated criminal sexual assault

Conviction: First-degree murder, aggravated criminal sexual assault

Sentence: Life without parole

Incident Date: 08/29/92

Conviction Date: 03/24/94

Exoneration Date: 09/27/16

Served: 24 years

Case Year: 1994

Year of Exoneration: 2016

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: African American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: False Confessions or Admissions, Government Misconduct

Type of Crime: Homicide Related, Sex Crimes

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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