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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

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Fired Michigan Prison Food Worker Files Complaint

A fired Michigan prison food service worker has filed a whistle-blower complaint, saying she lost her job for reporting falsified records and kitchen practices that endangered health and food safety.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2014

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Michigan Prison Worker Suspected Of Seeking Hit On Inmate

The prison food service worker allegedly approached an inmate about arranging to have another inmate killed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/25/2014

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

Woman Faces Trial For Alleged Hit On Sister’s Husband

One of two western Michigan sisters charged with trying to hire a hit man has been bound over for trial.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/27/2013

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

Julia Merfeld (Booking Photo)

Woman Sentenced For Trying To Have Husband Killed

A 21-year-old Muskegon woman will spend up to 20 years in prison after she was caught on camera trying to hire a hit man.


Julia Merfeld (Booking Photo)

Woman Says Killing Husband Would Be Easier Than Divorce

A west Michigan woman wanted to end her marriage in what she thought would be a quick and painless manner — by hiring a hit man — but the wannabe widow had an unexpected glitch in her plans.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/09/2013