Judge is asked to drop race case against Port Huron man in prison for nearly 10 years
James Grissom says he is innocent in 2003 alleged sexual assault in St. Clair County
A Port Huron man who has spent nearly a decade behind bars is on the verge of freedom as a prosecutor moves to drop a rape case against him.
James Grissom has maintained his innocence since he was arrested in 2003 for an alleged sexual assault in a Meijer lot in St. Clair County. He was convicted despite a lack of physical evidence against him.
The Michigan Supreme Court recently granted Grissom a second trial. But a judge on Monday is expected to review a request by the St. Clair County prosecutor to drop the case. Mike Wendling concedes there's not a "reasonable likelihood of conviction."
New information emerged after Grissom's conviction in 2003. California police said the woman had lied about assaults that were similar to the Michigan incident.
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