Davontae Sanford Wrongly Convicted and Freed After 8 Years in Prison

Davontae Sanford Wrongly Convicted and Freed After 8 Years in Prison

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According to Yahoo News, on June 9, 2016, in Michigan, the Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, defended the way the Davontae Sanford’s case was handled. Sanford was wrongly convicted and freed after 8 years in prison. Sanford was originally charged with four murders in 2007. Worthy had taken the word of a known hit-man, who insisted at the time, that 14-year-old Sanford had killed four people.

Sanford’s family and appellate lawyers argued that the young man agreed to plead guilty. His decision was due to the mistrust he felt toward his trial lawyer, and fear of the possibility of mandatory sentencing. Worthy seemed nervous about her press conference after Sanford’s release. The prosecutor continued to argue her office followed the evidence and did not intentionally convict the wrong individual.

After his release, Sanford stated, “I want to put this behind me, and move on with my life.”

By Kristina Lasher
Edited by Cathy Milne

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Yahoo News: Detroit prosecutor: We didn’t run ‘rogue’ in murder case

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