Detroit man freed from prison after life sentence is overturned
A Detroit man who had been convicted in 2005 for double-homicide and arson walked away a free man after a judge overturned his conviction. The Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Innocence Project now claims 28 convictions overturned. RELATED: Man freed after 26 years of wrongful imprisonment for Detroit murderThanks to the Innocence Project, Kenneth Nixon is now a free man. The Innocence Project found the original identification that came from a 13-year-old boy and a jailhouse informant weren’t reliable and overturned the conviction. The mother of two children who were killed, Naomi Vaughn, did not agree with the conviction being overturned.
Wrongly convicted of murder in 2005, Michigan man expected to be released from prison Thursday
DETROIT -- A Michigan man who has spent more than 15 years in prison is expected to be released Thursday after he was wrongfully convicted of first-degree murder in 2005. Nixon and his girlfriend, LaToya Caulford, were both charged in the case as Caulford was accused of driving Nixon to the house. In a separate trial, Caulford was acquitted by a jury on the same day that Nixon was convicted. The statements and testimony by this key witness were inconsistent to support what is basically the sole identification of Mr. Nixon,” Worthy said in a statement. If the prosecution’s request to vacate the charges is approved, Nixon will be released from prison.mlive.com