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.
Man freed after 26 years of wrongful imprisonment for Detroit murder
DETROIT – An innocent man who wrongfully served 26 years in prison for a Detroit murder has been released on Wednesday. “We made the decision long ago to never give up fighting for Mr. Hamilton’s release. And, even sadder, is that Mr. Hamilton’s case is not unique," said Mary Chartier, one of Mr. Hamilton’s lead attorneys. In Mr. Hamilton’s case, the ‘snitch’ claimed in numerous cases that men — men who were strangers — had spontaneously confessed murder to him. This is just one of the travesties that occurred in Mr. Hamilton’s case.