Michael Mercer

Time Served: 11 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: New York

Charge: Rape, Sodomy, Robbery

Conviction: Rape, Sodomy, Robbery

Sentence: 20 to 41 years

Incident Date: 05/01/91

Conviction Date: 07/15/92

Exoneration Date: 05/19/03

Served: 11 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification

Race of Victim: Latino

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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