William D. Avery

Time Served: 5 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: First-degree reckless homicide

Conviction: First-degree reckless homicide

Sentence: 40 years

Incident Date: 02/17/98

Conviction Date: 03/09/05

Exoneration Date: 09/21/10

Served: 5 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: African American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: False Confessions or Admissions, Informants

Type of Crime: Homicide Related

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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