Michigan Man Wrongfully Convicted of Attempted Murder, Sentenced 22-80 Years!

Michigan Man Wrongfully Convicted of Attempted Murder, Sentenced 22-80 Years!

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Shetoan Coates started this petition to CRIMINAL JUSTICE

In 2014, Shetoan Coates was wrongfully convicted of assault with intent to murder and sentenced to 22-80 years in the Michigan Department of Corrections. Currently he is serving on his 8th year with several attempts to be heard, from speaking out and filing appeals, to searching for the right lawyer, he has been working tirelessly to fight for his freedom after state's attorney used a key witness that was then facing a lengthy prison sentence to purposely get a conviction. The key witness testified on stand in front of the jury that if he had not received a plea deal, he would not have testified in Mr. Coates’s Trial. He then went on to say that he may have been lying in today's courtroom just to better his position. Because of this key witness’s false allegations, Mr. Coates was found guilty with no evidence or witness to place him at the scene and was then sentenced to an excessive prison sentence. Mr. Coates’s Guidelines were to originally be 108 to 180 months but upon consideration of the witness’s allegations he was the given 264 to 980 months which was a violation of Mr. Coates’s Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments, to the United States Constitution. The increasing of those guidelines was a force of Disproportionate sentencing to the crime, as well as Cruel and Unusual Punishment. Shetoan has started a prison reform movement from prison that will help more people learn his story and that of others who have been wrongfully convicted and/or sentenced to excessive time. To all the underdogs out there NEVER stop sharing your story and never let up on the Criminal Justice System to fall victim like they have dealt the cards for Black Men and Women to be. I need everybody that’s riding for me to keep sharing this and post it with the hashtags #FreeShetoanCoates #MichiganReform #VoiceforUnderdogs

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