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."
- Wayne County Prosecutor's Office
Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy
- Michigan State Attorney General
- Mayor of Detroit, Michigan
- Wayne County Executive
Robert A. Ficano
- Office of Civil Rights - Disabilities Division
United States Department of Justice
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Allow Davontae Sanford To Withdraw His Guilty Plea
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 Sanford was not there.
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