Willie Davidson

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: Virginia

Charge: Rape, Sodomy, Robbery

Conviction: Rape, Sodomy, Robbery

Sentence: 20 years

Incident Date: 11/27/80

Conviction Date: 05/27/81

Exoneration Date: 12/22/05

Served: 24 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification, Government Misconduct, Unvalidated or Improper Forensic Science

Type of Forensic Science Problem: Flawed Serology, Hair Analysis

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

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