New clues in 1997 homicide case could overturn conviction

Lamarr Monson sentenced to 30-50 years in prison

By Rod Meloni - Reporter, CFP ®, Derick Hutchinson

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - For the second time this year, the University of Michigan Innocence Project marched into a Detroit courtroom to get a longtime prisoner released.

The U of M Innocence Project succeeded in getting Davontae Sanford released from prison earlier this year.

Now the nonprofit organization says it has established without a doubt that Lamarr Monson didn't kill a 12-year-old girl in 1996.

Monson, who is serving time in the Gus Harrison Correctional Facility in Adrian, was in the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit Monday when members of the project went to court to prove their case.

Monson's earliest release date was set for mid-August of 2020. He hopes his 30- to 50-year sentence for second-degree murder will get overturned.

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