Case Studies
Judge Vacates Wrongful Rape Conviction

Marlon Pendleton was convicted of rape in 1992 based on victim identification. He maintained his innocence and worked independently for several years on his case until Northwestern University School of Law Center for Wrongful Convictions took him under their wing. Post-conviction DNA testing was conducted under court order at SERI. Chief Forensic Serologist Brian Wraxall found semen on the remaining traces of the original swab and obtained a DNA profile of the semen donor who was not Marlon Pendleton. After serving 12 years in prison, Mr. Pendleton was exonerated and released.

Chicago Man's Life Begins Anew

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