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Sad News for Davontae Sanford

Technicalities trumps Substance

 
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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For Those Desiring PI to look at Your Case

 

At this point in our development, PI is only taking on cases in cooperation with other innocence projects. If you have been wrongfully convicted and your case involves DNA evidence, we recommend you contact the Cooley Innocence Project at Western Michigan Cooley Law School. If your case does not involve DNA, please contact the Michigan Innocence Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School. A third member of the Innocence Network is SADO, the State Appelate Defense Organization. For cases outside of Michigan, here is a list of innocence projects by state.