Michigan Innocence Clinic client from St. Joseph county exonerated

The victory came too late to avoid 20 months behind bars, the loss of his job and marriage, and ostracization in his community. But thanks to the work of the Michigan Innocence Clinic at Michigan Law and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, Raymond McCann II’s record has been wiped clean of a perjury conviction related to the 2007 murder of a young girl in southwest Michigan.

St. Joseph County Circuit Court Judge Paul E. Stutesman recently granted McCann’s motion for relief from judgment, which the two innocence clinics had jointly filed on his behalf. St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough stipulated that the motion should be granted and the charges dropped.

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