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A new DNA study in 2010, Houston’s murder has led to the exoneration of one man — and after nine years behind bars — and the arrest of another person.
Lydell Grant, 43, was found guilty of stabbing a 28-year-old Aaron Scheerhoorn, to the death, in the vicinity of a nightclub on the sworn testimony of multiple witnesses, according to the report. He was eliminated in the last month — and his release from prison, after DNA obtained from a Sheerhorn of the nails was tested with the help of new technology. He was serving a life sentence.
On Thursday, Jermarico Carter, 41, was charged with the murder, and after the DNA linked him to the crime. The researchers were in a match with his DNA, with the help of an FBI database with DNA from convicted offenders, Fox 26 In Houston on Sunday reported.
“On behalf of the Houston Police Department, I would like to extend an apology to Mr. Grant and his family as they
FILE – In this Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 at the latest image file, Lydell Grant, smiling in the court after he was ordered to be released on bond in Houston, texas. He was cleared Friday by the national authorities in the death of 28-year-old Aaron Scheerhoorn. New evidence has pointed to the 41-year-old Jermarico Carter as the killer. Carter was on Thursday arrested in Georgia. (Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle, via AP)
waiting for justice all these years,” Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said Friday on Twitter.
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Acevedo said Carter, “has been recently known for his role in the Lord of Scheerhoorn’s death.”
Carter was in custody in Georgia on unrelated charges, the chief said.
Grant said Saturday that he is not angry with Grant for a jail for a crime that he committed, Fox 26 reported.
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“I’m not mad at him for it,” he said, according to the station. “I am going to do it for him, because he knows what he’s doing.”
The station reported on Saturday that a Subsidy was no longer carrying a single display, or adhere to a curfew.
Houston-prosecutors said that they are going to Grant a formal exemption to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
Grant’s lawyer, Mike Ware of the Innocence Project, of Texas, was quoted by The Associated Press as saying that in his opinion, the erroneous witness identifications are based on out-dated and flawed technologies that can be used by the detectives to have helped to wrongfully convict his client.
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Mistaken witness identification contributed to more than 70 per cent of the more than 360 wrongful convictions in the united states, have been overturned by post-conviction DNA evidence, according to the Innocence Project.