Willie Davidson

Time Served:

24 years

State: Virginia

Charge: Rape, Sodomy, Robbery

Conviction: Rape, Sodomy, Robbery

Sentence: 20 years

Incident Date: 11/27/1980

Conviction Date: 05/27/1981

Exoneration Date: 12/22/2005

Accused Pleaded Guilty: No

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

Death Penalty Case: No

Race of Defendant: African American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Forensic Science at Issue: Flawed Serology, Hair Analysis