Malcolm Alexander was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for a rape he did not commit. His wrongful conviction arose from a number of factors including mistaken identification, ineffective legal representation, lack of physical evidence and inadequate investigation by the police.
At the time of the crime, Malcolm was working in an appliance store near where the rape occurred. He was identified by two witnesses as being present at the scene. Following his arrest, his attorney failed to properly investigate his alibi or challenge the testimony provided by these witnesses during trial; ultimately leading to his conviction and sentence on July 29th 1983 . Malcolm remained incarcerated until April 2018 when DNA tests conclusively cleared him based on newly tested evidence that matched another person’s profile. This exoneration came after 35 years in prison due to false imprisonment arising out of this case (Krupa & Ferrara, 2019).