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Davontae Sanford (Facebook photo)

State Cops Looking At Teen’s Murder Conviction After Hit Man Confesses To Killing

The Wayne County Prosecutor asked state police for “investigative assistance” after a highly publicized effort to clear Davontae Sanford was launched.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/18/2015

Vincent Smothers (credit: Michigan Department of Corrections)

Detroit Hit Man Says He, Not Teen, Responsible For 4 Murders

Davontae Sanford pleaded guilty at age 15 to killing four people…but then a hit man confessed to the crimes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/15/2015

Court Rules Against Young Detroit Man In Quadruple Murder

A young Detroit man who confessed to killing four people when he was 14 will not be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2014

Vincent Smothers (credit: Michigan Department of Corrections)

Michigan Appeals Court Allows Hit Man To Testify

A convicted hit man will have the opportunity to testify and possibly clear a young man in a quadruple-killing at a Detroit drug house.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/28/2013

Vincent Smothers (credit: Michigan Department of Corrections)

Court Suggests It Might Allow Hit Man To Testify

“You have to admit this is a bizarre case,” Judge Christopher Murray said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/10/2013

Ex-Detroit Homicide Lieutenant Arraigned On Perjury Charges

A former Detroit police homicide lieutenant has been arraigned on perjury charges stemming from testimony in a quadruple murder case that involved a 14-year-old gunman.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/28/2013

Judge: No Decision On Hit Man Lawyer’s Testimony

A judge says he needs more time to decide whether to allow a lawyer to testify that a Detroit hit man admitted to four murders that were pinned on someone else.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/10/2011

Supporters Ask For Release of Teen

Family and friends of Davontae Sanford, who plead guilty to four murders in 2008, rallied outside Wayne County Circuit Court Wednesday, pleading for his release.

06/30/2010