Walif Smith was convicted in 1994 for a 1990 murder he did not commit. Walif was convicted solely on the testimony of one witness. The witness has given written affidavits and taken a polygraph saying that his original testimonies were false. Thus there is now no witness, no physical evidence, no DNA, no motive, in fact nothing tying him to the crime. Yet Walif is currently serving a 30-year to life sentence for a crime he had no part in.
Walif was aged just 14 at the time of the alleged murder. Walif was arrested three years later. Police stated that that the gun that was used in the murder was found in North Carolina. The gun was used in another murder in North Carolina by an older man who lived in the same neighborhood as Walif at the time of the murder.
Exculpatory evidence was not presented at Walif’s trial. There is new evidence in the case the main witness has recanted saying that he made false statements to get a reduced sentence.
Source: Petition at change.org