'My son was innocent but I told him to plead guilty'
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Davontae Sanford mother: 'I told my son to admit murder'

Davontae Sanford was released from prison in Detroit on Wednesday after serving nine years for four murders he did not commit. He had confessed to the murders - but he was just 14 at the time, has learning difficulties and did not have an adult with him when he was interviewed.

Two weeks after his conviction a professional hitman confessed to the killings, but it took nine years before Davontae's conviction was quashed.

Davontae’s mother Taminko Sanford spoke to the Today programme.

  • 09 Jun 2016