RELEASE & EXONERATE THELONIOUS SEARCY
VOICE OF DETROIT HAS COVERED SHAWN SEARCY’S BATTLE AGAINST HIS WRONGFUL CONVICTION SINCE 2017.
All VOD stories linked below include court opinions and extensive coverage of the evidentiary hearing at which the real killer, hitman Vincent Smothers, confessed in great detail to the 2004 murder of Jamal Segars outside Detroit City Airport.
The Court of Appeals vacated Shawn’s conviction in February, declaring that now Chief Wayne Co. 3rd Circuit Judge Timothy Kenny “abused his discretion” in ruling that Smothers’ confession was not believable. They also exposed the lies told to the jury by Kenny and Asst. Prosecutor Patrick Muscat about the forensics and ballistics evidence, including the caliber of the bullets which killed Segars.
Shawn is currently confined to home on a tether, under an appeal bond granted by Wayne Co. 3rd Circuit Court Judge Thomas Hathaway. There is a huge backlog of cases in that court which is forcing prisoners in Wayne County Jail to wait far beyond the constitutional requirements for a “speedy trial.” Why doesn’t the prosecutor drop the charges against Searcy, instead of spending taxpayers’ money to further clog the court’s docket?
Call Wayne Co. Prosecutor Kym Worthy at 224-5777 to ask her why she is insisting on a new trial instead of RELEASE AND EXONERATION.