• Petitioning Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy

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Wayne County Prosecutor's Office
Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy
Michigan State Attorney General
Bill Schuette
Mayor of Detroit, Michigan
Dave Bing
Wayne County Executive
Robert A. Ficano
Office of Civil Rights - Disabilities Division
United States Department of Justice

New Trial For Davontae Sanford

    1. Nancy Lockhart, M.J.
    2. Petition by

      Nancy Lockhart, M.J.

      Columbia, United States

Davontae Sanford should be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea so that he can go to trial based on the newly discovered evidence that a hit man says he and another person committed murder and Davontae was not there.

An Associated Press Article interview - conducted by Ed White on January 30, 2012

A Detroit hit man in prison for eight murders said he's willing to publicly take responsibility for four more to help clear a young man who claims he's innocent of the slayings and confessed at age 14 only to satisfy police.

Vincent Smothers' testimony would be the most crucial evidence yet to try to persuade a judge to throw out Davontae Sanford's guilty plea and free him from a nearly 40-year prison sentence. In an interview with The Associated Press, Smothers declared: "He's not guilty. He didn't do it."

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    • Lewis Gray OAKLAND, UNITED STATES
      • 2 months ago

      this needs more attention

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    • Khadijah Sams LOVES PARK, UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS
      • 4 months ago

      Please free this man

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    • Sarah Price TAYLORSVILLE, UT
      • 5 months ago

      Fourteen year old children should never be questioned without an attorney.

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    • Robert-Dale ... CARPENTERSVILLE, IL
      • 5 months ago

      There is no justice in the so-called "criminal justice system."

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      • 5 months ago

      Black men and boys in America are subjected to continuous acts of vicious, henious injustice. We must do what we can to STOP this destruction of our children, and particularly of our black men and boys.

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