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New Trial For Davontae Sanford

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."

This petition was delivered to:
  • 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


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