Ricky Davis

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: California

Charge: Murder

Conviction: Second-degree murder

Sentence: 15 to life

Incident Date: 07/07/85

Conviction Date: 08/17/05

Exoneration Date: 02/13/20

Year of Exoneration: 2020

Race of Defendant: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: False Confessions or Admissions, Unvalidated or Improper Forensic Science

Type of Crime: Homicide Related

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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