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Davontae Sanford case a "complete and utter failure of the criminal justice system"

Jun 8, 2016

He was just 14 years old when he confessed to and was convicted of a quadruple murder.

But today, 23-year-old Davontae Sanford walks out of Ionia State Prison a free man.

His conviction was vacated Tuesday by Wayne County Circuit Judge Brian Sullivan, who agreed with arguments that Sanford's case had all the hallmarks of a false confession.

David Moran is with the Michigan Innocence Clinic and was co-counsel on this case.

Moran joined us on Stateside to talk about the inconsistencies in the case and how it compares to wrongful conviction cases around the country.

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David Moran is a University of Michigan Clinical Professor of Law. He's with the Michigan Innocence Clinic and was co-counsel on Sanford's case.