Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Update on Innocence in Mississippi

According to the Innocence Blog, District Attorney Forrest Allgood, of Noxubee County, Mississippi, will drop the capital murder indictment against Innocence Project client Levon Brooks at a hearing Thursday morning in Macon, Mississippi. This long awaited exoneration comes after Brooks spent 18 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.

The Clarion Ledger reports,
A hearing is set for 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Noxubee County Circuit Court for Brooks, 48, now free on bond. He was convicted and sentenced to life in the 1990 killing of 3-year-old Courtney Smith. The Mississippi Supreme Court threw out that conviction.

For more information on the background of this case click here or here.

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