Drew Whitley

Time Served: 17 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.

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State: Pennsylvania

Charge: Murder

Conviction: Second Degree Murder

Sentence: Life

Incident Date: 08/17/88

Conviction Date: 07/24/89

Exoneration Date: 05/01/06

Served: 17 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

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

Type of Forensic Science Problem: Hair Analysis

Type of Crime: Homicide Related

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No

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