Santae Tribble

Time Served: 32 years

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State: District Of Columbia

Charge: Felony murder, armed robbery

Conviction: Felony murder, armed robbery

Sentence: 20 Years to Life

Incident Date: 07/26/78

Conviction Date: 01/21/80

Exoneration Date: 09/27/12

Served: 32 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: Caucasian

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Type of Forensic Science Problem: Hair Analysis

Type of Crime: Homicide Related

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Inadequate Defense, Informants, Unvalidated or Improper Forensic Science

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No

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