Friday, 10 June 2016
Davontae Sanford, 14 year old when he confessed to a crime absent an attorney, declared innocent. Often we are watching how police, prosecutors, and some judges mistreat juveniles to draw convictions. This is a true injustice, where is the accountability?
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 17:46
Thursday, 9 June 2016
Wrongfully convicted young man Davontae Sanford who was freed from slavery yesterday spoke to the public today.
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 15:54
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says she stands by her decision in the case of Davontae Sanford, the man wrongfully convicted of murder as a teenager.
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 10:19
Wednesday, 8 June 2016
Davontae Sanford released from prison after being wrongly convicted of murder at age 14.
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 12:37
Van Jones, author, political activist and commentator, talks to us about how the U.S. imprisons more people than any country, and how that's hurting our communities.
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 11:53
Years after a professional hitman claimed responsibility for the killings, a Detroit man who pleaded guilty to a quadruple homicide at 14 is expected to walk free from prison on Wednesday.
Now 23, Davontae Sanford has been incarcerated since 2007 for the fatal shootings of four people at a Detroit drug den. Pointing to not just the subsequent confession by another man but also crucial flaws made by Sanford’s original lawyer, lawyers and advocates have been claiming his innocence for seven years.
The night of the murders, Sanford conversed with police officers and, according to his attorneys’ brief, was told by cops that “you better tell us what you know”. He was 14 at the time, blind in one eye and developmentally disabled.
Sanford was then transported to a police station, where he gave officers a confession that, his attorneys wrote last year, included “no accurate facts about the killings whatsoever other that the information that his interrogator already knew."
Only two weeks after Sanford was sent to prison, Vincent Smothers, a self-described hitman, confessed to Detroit police investigators that he orchestrated and committed the murders.
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 09:50