Winston Scott

Time Served: 5 years

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State: Virginia

Charge: Rape, sodomy, burglary

Conviction: Rape, sodomy, burglary

Sentence: 14 years

Incident Date: 07/24/75

Conviction Date: 01/26/76

Exoneration Date: 03/07/19

Served: 5 years

Case Year: 1975

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

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