Richard Alexander

Time Served: 3 years

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State: Indiana

Charge: Rape, Att. Rape (2 cts.), Robbery (2 cts.), Crim. Dev. Conduct (2 cts.), Confinement (2 cts.), Att. Robbery, Burglary, Auto Theft

Conviction: Att. Rape, Burglary, Auto Theft, Crim. Dev. Conduct, Robbery

Sentence: 70 years

Incident Date: 05/07/96

Conviction Date: 02/12/98

Exoneration Date: 12/12/01

Served: 3 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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