6 years later, no sense in Detroit murder case

DETROIT – the Detroit man who pleaded no contest to manslaughter is still not sentenced, six years after his conviction.

Spokeswoman Maria Miller says the public prosecutor’s office “lost track of the case,” especially after a public prosecutor’s dismissal and Leroy Moon had health problems.

The 78-year-old Moon is free on bond. He will appear in court on Jan. 9. The Detroit News says that his plea deal calls for a year in prison.

The authorities say that the Moon shot of a man who was urinating outside Detroit the fish of the market in 2009. He pleaded no contest to manslaughter in 2011, a year after the murder trial ended without a verdict.

Lawyer Marlon Evans says that the Moon still suffers from health problems. He refused to comment further.

Wayne State University law professor Peter Henning says mistakes happen in a busy court system.”


Information from: The Detroit News,

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