Lamarr Monson was convicted of brutally killing a 12-year-old girl in 1996.
He was tricked into a confessing that he stabbed the girl, but in fact it wasn’t true. A year later, the homicide inspector who oversaw Monson’s interrogation was removed for illegally obtaining confessions.
Now the finger-prints of someone who confessed to his girl friend have been matched to the likely murder weapon, a toilet seat.
The Michigan Innocence Clinic has filed a motion, arguing this new evidence is grounds for Lamarr Monson to get a new trial.
It’s been nearly 20 years since he went to prison.
“I knew he was innocent. But everywhere I went, I could get no help. No help. Nobody believed,” says Delores Monson, Lamarr’s mother.
Feb 2, 2017 Released on Bond.