Wiley Fountain

Time Served: 17 Years

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State: Texas

Charge: Aggravated Sexual Assault

Conviction: Aggravated Sexual Assault

Sentence: 40 Years

Incident Date: 01/15/86

Conviction Date: 09/10/86

Exoneration Date: 03/18/03

Served: 17 Years

Race of Defendant: African American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

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