DETROIT – A judge has reopened a 25-year-old murder case in Detroit and their is a prisoner of the request to re-examine the bullets taken from the victim.
The results can exonerate Mr. Ricks, who claims Detroit police switched bullets and framed him for a fatal shooting in 1992.
Wayne County Judge Richard Skutt on Monday ordered the police to analyse two bullets in Detroit the police. Independent firearms expert David Townshend has seen pictures of the bullets and says they were not those which he examined, before Ricks’ trial in 1992.
Ricks is where a 32-year prison sentence for second-degree murder. He was accused of using his mother’s gun to kill a man outside a restaurant.
The Innocence Clinic at the University of Michigan law school is the represent of Ricks.