Willie Jackson

Time Served: 17 Years

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State: Louisiana

Charge: Aggravated Rape, Attempted Aggravated Rape, Robbery

Conviction: Attempted Aggravated Rape, Robbery

Sentence: 40 Years

Incident Date: 12/13/86

Conviction Date: 08/26/89

Exoneration Date: 05/26/06

Served: 17 Years

Race of Defendant: African American

Type of Forensic Science Problem: Bitemark Analysis

Status: Exonerated by DNA

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

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

Type of Crime: Sex Crimes

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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