DETROIT (WWJ) A choice is predicted this morning within the case of Lamarr Monson, who was convicted 20 years in the past within the homicide of 12-yr-previous Christina Brown of Detroit.
Monson has an eleven a.m. listening to at eleven a.m. on the Frank Murphy Corridor of Justice the place he’s in search of a brand new trial.
He has a strong ally: David Moran, director of the Michigan Innocence Clinic, believes the conviction ought to be overturned.
“We produced new proof displaying that one other one that lived within the condominium constructing got here ahead in 2012 and revealed that her ex-boyfriend dedicated this homicide for which Mr. Monson has been in jail all these years,” Moran stated.
He added that threats by the ex are allegedly what stored the witness from coming ahead. She got here ahead after shifting out of state and eventually feeling free from her ex, Monson’s supporters say.
“Her ex-boyfriend and his brother had threatened her repeatedly, and her household, with demise if she ever revealed what she knew,” Moran stated.
Monson admits he had been dealing medicine with Brown, whom he allegedly thought was older. However he has stated many occasions that he didn’t kill her.
In 1996 Monson’s attorneys say he found Brown’s bloody physique within the house the place they’d been dealing medicine. He referred to as 911 and requested for assist.
Later, he ended up signing a confession saying he had stabbed her to demise.
His attorneys say it occurred as a result of he was informed by police if he confessed, they might let him go.
Investigators later discovered Brown’s dying was brought on by being bludgeoned with the highest of the bathroom tank, although she had additionally been stabbed.
A fingerprint on the lid was later matched to a different neighbor – Robert Lewis, the violent ex-boyfriend of the lady who just lately fingered him because the wrongdoer. The brand new witness suspected her boyfriend killed the woman in a drug deal gone dangerous.
The witness, advised FOX 2 this a number of months in the past:
“When he got here again he had blood on him,- he had blood, it was dripping off his fingernails,” Bentley stated. “And he stated we acquired to get out of right here. He stated ‘That (expletive) scratched me.’ He had a lot blood that was coming off his fingernails it was dropping on the ground – I’ll always remember that.”