Earlier we were encouraged by the Court of Appeals' ruling that Davontae could withdraw his guilty plea, that the original trial judge must listen to expert testimony in the area of false confessions, and must listen to testimony that another convicted felon had committed the murders. We were most encouraged by the fact that at least two of the judges seemed to wrestle with the possibility that an innocent person could spend most of his life in prison. See Court of Appeals Gives Davontae Hope and read the 10 page decision.
It was all the more difficult to read the Michigan Supreme Court ruling that overturned that decision in one short paragraph. Read the decision in the attachment below.
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Angelo Henderson Radio Download
In 2012 Ken Wyniemko was a special guest of Richard Bernstein, who served as co-host with the late Angelo Henderson on 1200 AM Detroit Radio. This segment of the show was dedicated to understanding wrongful convictions and what can be done to free the wrongfully convicted and prevent others from this fate.
In The Research Corner, Professor Marvin Zalman presents summaries of current academic research on wrongful conviction in a succinct and readable format. We hope that the summaries will provide you with a more sophisticated understanding of innocence issues and stimulate further interest.