Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Patrick Brown

First Name Patrick
Last NameBrown
Year of Conviction2002
Year of Exoneration2010
Testing inculpated culpritCold Hit
State of ConvictionPennsylvania
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaTrial
Type of CrimeMurder
Death SentenceNo
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeBlack
JuvenileNo
Types of evidence at trial
  • DNA excluded
  • Eyewitness
  • Forensic Evidence
Type of Forensic Evidence
  • DNA
Types of Flawed Forensics
  • Valid (Excluded)
Brief Quote / Description of Testimony

DNA from crime scene excluded defendant

Identity of eyewitness
  • Cross Racial Identification
  • Victim
Lineup Procedures
  • Photo array
Unreliable Identification?

Yes ‚óŹ One of two eyewitnesses stated that defendant was not the culprit

Highest level reachedAppeal
Claims Raised During All Appeals and Postconviction
  • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
Citations to judicial opinions

Com. v. Brown, 963 A.2d 466 (Pa. 2009)
Com. v. Brown, 959 A.2d 958 (Pa.Super. Jun 30, 2008)

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