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Petitioning Wayne County Prosecutor's Office Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy and 4 others
This petition will be 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

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."


Letter to
Wayne County Prosecutor's Office Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy
Michigan State Attorney General Bill Schuette
Mayor of Detroit, Michigan Dave Bing
and 2 others
Wayne County Executive Robert A. Ficano
Office of Civil Rights - Disabilities Division United States Department of Justice
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.

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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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Sincerely,