Hit Man Vincent Smothers Says He, Not An Imprisoned Teen, Is Responsible For 4 Murders
“This kid would not cooperate with me. When all else fails, blame the lawyer,” Slameka said. “I did everything I could do.”
Too many journalists – with editorial (and legal) approval – abuse the clout of their closing sentence to sway public opinion. The sentence above is a glaring example of that abuse.
Years before “representing” developmentally delayed Davontae Sanford and advising him to plead guilty although innocent, Robert Slameka “represented” mentally challenged Eddie Joe Lloyd, whom he advised to plead guilty although innocent.
Eddie was DNA exonerated and awarded a generous settlement, the terms of which required Detroit police to videotape interrogations.
There are tapes of Davontae Sanford being coerced into confessing to the Runyon Street quadruple homicides, and there are tapes of Vincent Smother credibly confessing to the same crime, accurately telling police where one of the guns used was located. News organizations didn’t ask for them.
Either did Slameka, apparently.
If you think hell has no fury like a woman scorned, you don’t know many attorneys … Robert Slameka will remain venomous until the day he dies for being outed as incompetent slug twice over – first by DNA, then by a hit man.