Wrongfully Convicted College Graduate

Wrongfully Convicted College Graduate

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In 2010, Donte Haddock went to trial and was acquitted of attempted murder. He was found NOT guilty on all charges. Haddock ended up taking a plea deal that was in his best interest at the time. In 2012, all charges were eventually reduced to misdemeanors after he received several athletic scholarships and finished probation successfully. After receiving the NOT guilty verdict in his 2010 trial, Haddock’s attorney stated to him that law enforcement will always TARGET him. 


The district attorney was allowed to use Haddock’s 2010 plea deal against him in his 2019 trial. Haddock’s attorney was not allowed to tell the jury the truth: that Haddock was acquitted of attempted murder and found not guilty on all charges. The DA was allowed to use a witness against Haddock, who was paid over $11,000, to testify about an incident that occured in 2010. In regard to this incident, Haddock was never involved and was never charged by law enforcement.


The district attorney’s office bribed witnesses to testify and lie in court in order for them to go home. The district attorney gave witnesses benefits. Witnesses were given over $10,000, $20,000, and $50,000 to commit perjury in court!


Haddock’s attorney stated in 2017 that the reason the district attorney made him go to trial for two separate cases in front of a jury is because it’s easier for the prosecution to get a conviction. Haddock’s attorney stated that it’s hard for a jury to be fair when they are hearing multiple cases.

A witness testified that someone confessed to them in 2011 that they killed one of the victims the same day after they committed the crime. A witness testified and said that Haddock gave his keys to one of his friends. Haddock went home with the friend, the two of them spent the night together on May 5, 2013 after a college party.

Alaeantae “Lil Gadget” Eason knows that Haddock was not in the car with him and knows the truth. Eason stated to several witnesses that he had to lie and say Haddock was in the car with him in order for the district attorney to give him a deal to go home.

A key witness, who was also a victim, testified that him and Haddock grew up together and are still good friends. The witness stated that Haddock was not involved in the incident and that the police were out to get Haddock. 

Where in America can a Black man get a fair trial with all of these prejudicial errors? When it takes paid testimony and benefits to sustain an erroneous conviction that leaves Haddock in the unenviable position. 

In addition, Donte Haddock earned his high school diploma in 2009, his AA degree at Southwestern Community College in 2013, and his Bachelor's degree from Humboldt State University in 2015.This is a very successful, young black man with a lot to lose.

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