|Year of Conviction||1982|
|Year of Exoneration||2005|
|Testing inculpated culprit||Cold Hit|
|State of Conviction||Georgia|
|Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty Plea||Trial|
|Type of Crime||Rape|
|Life / LWOP sentence||Life|
|Gender of Exoneree||Male|
|Race of exoneree||Black|
|Type of Innocence Defense|
|Description / Quotes from Testimony Concerning Defense|
● Witness testified that she had seen another man, Tony Arnold (who matched the victim’s initial description of her attacker), driving the victim’s car shortly after the rape occurred. Defense attorney had earlier stated during cross-examination of one of the arresting officers, that Tony Arnold’s social security card had been found in the car.
|Did the defendant testify at trial?||No|
|Types of evidence at trial|
|Type of Forensic Evidence|
|Types of Flawed Forensics|
|Brief Quote / Description of Testimony|
The analyst testified that the questioned hair did not match either the victim or the defendant.
|Identity of eyewitness|
Yes ● Suggestive remarks ● Suggestive line-up – and only person repeated from array to line-up ● Victim told attacker would be in line-up
|Quotes from testimony #1|
Did he tell you he thought the picture would be there of the person who had done this to you?’ Your answer: ‘Well, he told me the person he had got a line on was someone…had saw him drive my car or something.
Yes ● Discrepancy in description – height and weight, described attacker as 5’7”, where Clark is over 6’1” ● Initial non-id and initially uncertain – initially picked the mug shot of another man, and when first saw Clark’s photo was not certain
|Quotes from testimony #2|
Q: So your statement at the time that you looked at the photo lineup was only that he looked very much like the person, isn’t that true? A: Yes.
|Highest level reached||NR|