After spending eight years in prison, a Detroit man convicted of murdering four people has been cleared and ordered released.
Davontae Sanford confessed to the murders in 2007, when he was just 14.
But soon after Sanford’s conviction, a hit man confessed to the same crimes, and insisted Sanford was not involved.
Now, following a Michigan State Police re-investigation of the case, Wayne County Judge Brian Sullivan has vacated Sanford’s convictions, and ordered him released immediately. Prosecutor Kym Worthy had agreed to dismiss Sanford’s case Tuesday morning.