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.
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.