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Beniah Alton Dandridge

 

Charge:

Murder

Sentence:

Life Imprisonment

Years Imprisoned:

20

Year Crime:

1994

Year Convicted:

1996

Year Cleared:

2015

U.S. State or Country of Crime:

Alabama

County or Region of Crime:

Montgomery

City of Crime:

Montgomery

Result:

Judicially Exonerated

Summary of Case:

"Beniah Alton Dandridge was wrongly convicted on March 13, 1996 of murder, murder during a robbery and murder during a burglary related to the death of Riley Manning on December 18, 1994 in Montgomery, Alabama. Dandridge was sentenced to life in prison. Dandrige filed a post-conviction motion for a new trial based on new evidence that the fingerprint evidence the prosecution relied on at trial was unreliable. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office filed a motion on September 30, 2015 supporting that the vacating of Dandridge's convictions and the dismissal of the charges against him. Dandridge's petition was granted and the charges were dismissed. Dandridge was released on October 1, 2015."

Conviction Caused By:

"Perjury by Dandridge's codefendant, perjury by a jailhouse informant who claimed Dandridge confessed, and unreliable expert testimony by the prosecution's fingerprint expert that his fingerprint matched latent crime scene fingerprints."

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Was Perpetrator Identified?

Age When Imprisoned:

30

Age When Released:

50

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Skin/Ethnicity:

White

Information Source 1:

"Alabama man free after serving 21 years for murder he didn't commit, By The Associated Press, AL.com, October 2, 2015"

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http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/10/alabama_man_free_after_serving.html

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