Phillip Leon Thurman

Time Served: 20 years

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State: Virginia

Charge: Rape, Abduction, Assault

Conviction: Rape, Abduction, Assault

Sentence: 31 years

Incident Date: 12/30/84

Conviction Date: 01/01/85

Exoneration Date: 12/22/05

Served: 20 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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