Maurice Patterson

Time Served: 7 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

Conviction: First-degree murder

Sentence: 30 Years

Incident Date: 04/03/02

Conviction Date: 11/19/03

Exoneration Date: 10/08/10

Served: 7 Years

Race of Defendant: African American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification

Type of Crime: Homicide Related

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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