- Associated Press - Sunday, June 5, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - The Innocence Clinic at University of Michigan law school is raising questions about a Detroit murder conviction back in 1992.

Lawyers last week asked a judge to order an examination of the bullets that were removed from the victim, Gerry Bennett. They believe the bullets could not have been fired from a gun linked to Desmond Ricks, and they have experts on their side.

The law school also says a witness who testified at trial says she was pressured to point a finger at Ricks.

The Wayne County prosecutor’s office declined to comment. The 50-year-old Ricks will be eligible for parole in 2024, but his lawyers want his second-degree murder conviction set aside.

There’s no timetable for when a judge will decide whether to reopen the case.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide