Willie Williams

Time Served: 22 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: Georgia

Charge: Rape, Kidnapping, Aggravated Sodomy, Aggravated Assault

Conviction: Rape, Kidnapping, Aggravated Sodomy

Sentence: 45 years

Incident Date: 04/05/85

Conviction Date: 09/12/85

Exoneration Date: 02/13/07

Served: 22 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

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

Type of Forensic Science Problem: Flawed Serology

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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