Davontae Sanford is now 19. He has spent the last five years of his short life in adult prisons, convicted of murdering four people on Runyon Street on Detroit’s east side on Sept. 15, 2007, when he was 14. He is 5’6,’’ slightly-built, blind in one eye, and “developmentally disabled.”
Shortly after Davontae was sentenced
to 37 to 90 years in prison in 2008, Vincent Smothers, now 28, of
Shelby Township, confessed to the Detroit police on videotape that he
and a different man committed the murders as part of a series of
drug-related hits. Highly placed members of the police department have
testified they believe Davontae is innocent, including a former chief of
homicide who says Davontae was with him at the time of the murders.
Help us to end this gross miscarriage of justice, sign, share and be counted…No Justice No Peace!