Michael Phillips

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: Texas

Charge: Sexual Assault

Conviction: Sexual Assault

Sentence: 12 years

Incident Date: 09/28/90

Conviction Date: 11/30/90

Exoneration Date: 09/03/14

Served: 24 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification

Death Penalty Case: no

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

Accused Plead Guilty: Yes

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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