The Wayne County Prosecutor asked state police for “investigative assistance” after a highly publicized effort to clear Davontae Sanford was launched.
Davontae Sanford pleaded guilty at age 15 to killing four people…but then a hit man confessed to the crimes.
A young Detroit man who confessed to killing four people when he was 14 will not be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea.
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.
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.
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.