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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

Hit Man Convicted Of 8 Murders Says He Killed Others

Vincent Smothers’ testimony would be the most crucial evidence yet to try to persuade a judge to throw out Davontae Sanford’s guilty plea and free him from a nearly 40-year prison sentence.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/30/2012

52 Years In Jail For Confessed Hit Man

A Detroit hit man who pleaded guilty to killing eight people has been sentenced to 52 years in prison after a sharp rebuke from a judge who felt there wasn’t enough remorse.