Davontae Sanford’s Detroit police coerced-confession frame-up was proceeded by and all-too-similar to Eddie Joe Lloyd’s Detroit police coerced-confession frame-up. DNA freed Eddie Joe in 2002, and self-professed Hit Man Vincent Smother’s legitimate confession should have freed Davontae in 2008 … against their will and outside of their knowledge, Michigan taxpayers spent a fortune on trying to keep both convictions intact, and Michigan taxpayers paid several million dollars in compensation to Eddie Joe and his attorneys. I learned through the Jessica Sanders documentary, After Innocence, that Eddie Joe didn’t live long after his exoneration … prison conditions took a toll on him. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette have both known Davontae’s story for years. Governor Snyder’s apathy towards those he’s paid to serve is now well-documented in the unfolding of the Flint water crisis. AG Schuette is wavering on Flint, and may well waiver on Davontae if the public pressure mounts. Please share this post, play a part in not allowing Davontae’s story to have a similarly sad ending to Eddie Joe’s. Thank you.
While Police were investigating a murder near his house, a 14 year old mentally challenged boy went out in his pajamas and asked the police what was going on. They took him in for questioning, railroaded him into a confession, and he was sentenced to 40 years in prison. A few months later a notorious Detroit hit man confessed to the murder and told the cops where the murder weapon was. They recovered it. For some reason, the 14 year old is still in prison. Its been many years. His family would like you to share this video so he can get out of jail. You can help an innocent man.
Scroll down for the links to friend Davontae on facebook, friend his mom and send her your best wishes and click on the link to sign the petition to draw attention to this injustice.
Write to Davontae in Prison
Ionia Maximum Correctional Facility
1576 West Blue Water Hwy
Ionia, MI 48846
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