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Amid ‘Free Lamonte’ chants, hearing begins in case of KCK man imprisoned for 23 years

On the day Lamonte McIntyre was sentenced to consecutive life terms in prison, he said just 13 words to the court:

“Judge, I would like to tell the court that I’m innocent. That’s all.”

On Thursday, more than two decades later, McIntyre’s family and friends poured into a Wyandotte County courtroom for a hearing that has called into question the imprisonment of a 17-year-old man.

McIntyre, now 41, smiled at the approximately 50 friends and relatives who had assembled in the courtroom.

An innocent man has languished in prison for 23 years, his loved ones say. In a rally outside the courthouse beforehand, they cried: “I say free, you say Lamonte.”

“Free!”

“Lamonte!”

Lamonte 01

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Lamonte McIntyre hearing: innocent man imprisoned, family, experts …

On the day Lamonte McIntyre was sentenced to consecutive life terms in prison, he said just 13 words to the court:

“Judge, I would like to tell the court that I’m innocent. That’s all.”

On Thursday, more than two decades later, McIntyre’s family and friends poured into a Wyandotte County courtroom for a hearing that has called into question his conviction.

McIntyre, now 41, smiled at the approximately 50 friends and relatives who had assembled in the courtroom as he entered.

He’s an innocent man who has languished in prison for 23 years, his loved ones say. In a rally outside the courthouse beforehand, they cried: “I say free, you say Lamonte.”

“Free!”

“Lamonte!”

Lamonte 01

Read more at: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article178461766.html

Wrong man — imprisoned 22 of his last 37 years — dies

When Clark McMillan walked free on a beautiful Memphis spring day in 2002, no other person cleared by DNA testing had served more prison time than his 22.5 years.

But Mr. McMillan would live as a free man just another 15 years. He died of lung cancer at age 61 on Sunday at St. Francis Hospital, his wife Bettie McMillan said.

“The fact that he didn’t keep his mouth shut,” Maggie Harris, a longtime friend and supporter, responded when asked what most impressed her about Mr. McMilllan. “He kept talking and talking. He didn’t let nothing die; he stayed on top of it.”

The tragic episode started in the woods near the fifth

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Court says wrongfully imprisoned Wisconsin man can sue


MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal appeals court says a Wisconsin man who was wrongly imprisoned for 23 years can sue the detective and two dentists he says conspired to frame him with bogus bite-mark evidence.

The full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 6-4 Friday in favor of Robert Lee Stinson, an outcome that reversed an earlier decision by a three-judge panel of the court, the Journal Sentinel reported.

“Obviously our client is very excited,” said Heather Lewis Donnell, Stinson’s attorney. She said Stinson has waited a long time for his day in court and “he’s finally going to get it” if the defendants don’t persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case.

Stinson, now 53, was convicted in 1985 of killing Ione

Read more at: http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Court-says-wrongfully-imprisoned-Wisconsin-man-11945615.php

Court says wrongfully imprisoned Wisconsin man can sue

MILWAUKEE — A federal appeals court says a Wisconsin man who was wrongly imprisoned for 23 years can sue the detective and two dentists he says conspired to frame him with bogus bite-mark evidence.

The Journal Sentinel reported that the full U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 6-4 in favor of Robert Lee Stinson, an outcome that reversed an earlier decision by a three-judge panel of the court.

Stinson was freed in 2009 after the Wisconsin Innocence Project found experts who rejected the dentists’ conclusions that a bite mark on the homicide victim was left by Stinson. He sued the same year.

Heather Lewis Donnell, Stinson’s attorney, says Stinson has waited a long time for his day in court and “he’s finally going to get it.”

Read more at: http://www.startribune.com/court-says-wrongfully-imprisoned-wisconsin-man-can-sue/441149103/

Man wrongfully imprisoned 23 years on bogus bite mark evidence can sue dentists, detective

Two years after a panel of the same court reached a different conclusion, the full U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 6-4 decision Friday, has ruled a man wrongly imprisoned for 23 years can sue the detective and two dentists he says conspired to frame him with bogus bite-mark evidence.

Robert Lee Stinson was freed in 2009 after the Wisconsin Innocence Project found experts who rejected the dentists’ conclusions that a bite mark on the homicide victim was left by Stinson. He sued the same year.

“Obviously our client is very excited,” said Heather Lewis Donnell, his attorney. 
“He’s waited a long time for his day in court and he’s finally going to get it,” if

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Frederick Clay freed after 38 years wrongfully imprisoned

A man was released from prison last week after spending nearly four decades locked up for a crime that he always maintained he did not commit. Frederick Clay was 16 when he was accused of murdering a cab driver. Now at age 53, he is free.

Flawed investigational practices and evidence standards led to Clay’s conviction for a 1979 murder in Roslindale’s Archdale public housing development. On Tuesday last week, the conviction was vacated in a Suffolk County court.

Clay’s conviction rested on two eyewitnesses. One was a developmentally delayed 24-year-old with the mental age of ten, according to information from the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS). The witness initially said he could not make out the murder suspects he viewed at night from the window of his second-story apartment. The police on the case repeatedly showed the witness a photo array of suspects, and told him they were fairly

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Frederick Clay freed after 38 years wrongfully imprisoned | Bay State …

A man was released from prison last week after spending nearly four decades locked up for a crime that he always maintained he did not commit. Frederick Clay was 16 when he was accused of murdering a cab driver. Now at age 53, he is free.

Flawed investigational practices and evidence standards led to Clay’s conviction for a 1979 murder in Roslindale’s Archdale public housing development. On Tuesday last week, the conviction was vacated in a Suffolk County court.

Clay’s conviction rested on two eyewitnesses. One was a developmentally delayed 24-year-old with the mental age of ten, according to information from the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS). The witness initially said he could not make out the murder suspects he viewed at night from the window of his second-story apartment. The police on the case repeatedly showed the witness a photo array of suspects, and told him they were fairly

Read more at: http://baystatebanner.com/news/2017/aug/16/frederick-clay-freed-after-38-years-wrongfully-imp/