Wrongly Convicted

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Prosecutor: Man Imprisoned For 17 Years Wrongly Convicted Of Rape

Carter was nearly 17 in 1992 when he was convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct against a 10-year-old neighbor girl.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/13/2015

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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Ex-Convict Pleads With Governor To Clear His Name; Innocence Project Seeks Justice

“You know, I’m suffering, my family’s suffering. I just want to be cleared, man. I want the governor to see that this is not what really happened and be cleared so I can move on with my life.”

CBS Detroit–01/03/2014

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

Federal Court Building in Detroit 1-10-11

Wrongly Convicted Man Tries To Sue Courts

A man who spent 16 years in prison after being falsely accused of raping his daughter came up empty-handed in a request before a federal appeals court.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/04/2011