County of Conviction: Riverside, California
Wrongful Conviction: Second-degree Murder
Exonerated Date: 2016
Years Served: 11
In 2003, Kimberly Long arrived home and discovered her boyfriend bludgeoned to death in their living room. Responding paramedics arrived and determined her boyfriend, Oswaldo Conde, had been dead for quite some time. In 2012, the California Innocence Project requested new DNA testing, revealing an unknown male profile at the scene. Additionally, a time of death analysis showed Long could not have committed the murder based on the timeline of events on the night of the murder. Finally, based on the crime scene, it would have been impossible for Long to commit the murder and not get blood all over her clothes. Her attorney failed to present evidence of the lack of blood on the clothing.
Source: California Innocence Project
Read more about Kimberly’s story here.