Nevest Coleman

Time Served: 20.5 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

Conviction: sexual assault, murder

Sentence: life + 30 years

Incident Date: 04/11/94

Conviction Date: 05/12/97

Exoneration Date: 12/01/17

Served: 20.5 years

Case Year: 1997

Year of Exoneration: 2017

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: African American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: False Confessions or Admissions

Type of Crime: Homicide Related, Sex Crimes

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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