Robert Lee Stinson

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: Wisconsin

Charge: 1st Degree Murder

Conviction: 1st Degree Murder

Sentence: Life

Incident Date: 11/03/84

Conviction Date: 12/12/85

Exoneration Date: 07/27/09

Served: 24 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Type of Forensic Science Problem: Bitemark Analysis

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Type of Crime: Homicide Related, Sex Crimes

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Unvalidated or Improper Forensic Science

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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