Paul Terry

Time Served: 26 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: Murder, Aggravated Kidnapping, Rape, Deviate Sexual Assault, and Indecent Liberties with a Child

Conviction: Murder, Aggravated Kidnapping, Rape, Deviate Sexual Assault, and Indecent Liberties with a Child

Sentence: 200 to 400 Years

Incident Date: 01/14/76

Conviction Date: 04/27/77

Exoneration Date: 08/22/03

Served: 26 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification, Government Misconduct

Type of Crime: Homicide Related, Sex Crimes

Race of Victim: Latino

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

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