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Case dropped in Detroit man wrongfully convicted of murder 21 years ago

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Posted at 10:58 AM, Aug 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-25 10:58:36-04

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office says it is dropping the case against a Detroit man wrongfully convicted of murdering a 12-year-old in 1996.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says LaMarr Monson won't be charged again because of destructed or lost evidence, issues with how police obtained his confession and the passage of time.

Worthy cites similar reasons for not charging another man whose fingerprints were found on a bloody toilet tank lid and whom a former girlfriend accused of actually committing the crime.

Monson walked to freedom in February after his second-degree murder conviction was set aside based on new evidence presented by students and professors at the University of Michigan law school. A witness with crucial information also stepped forward.