Beyond Scared Straight -Juvenile Justice Reform: Detroit hit man says kid is innocent

Via Scoop.itJuvenile Justice

Smothers said he never used a 14-year-old accomplice – blind in one eye and learning disabled – to carry out his paid hits, mostly victims tied to Detroit’s drug trade. Ironically, there’s no dispute that Smothers confessed to the so-called Runyon Street slayings when he was captured in 2008, but prosecutors have never charged him and never explained why. “I understand what prison life is like; it’s miserable. To be here and be innocent – I don’t know what it’s like,” Smothers said of Sanford, who is now 19. “He’s a kid, and I hate for him to do the kind of time they’re giving him.” Told about the AP interview, Sanford’s attorney said she soon would ask a judge to bring Smothers to court.  
Via juveniledefendants.blogspot.com

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