ALLEN ONYEMA: American courts make mistakes too.

By Ben Chiedo

These 3 men were accused of murder in 1984 and convicted by an American court. They were sentenced to serve the rest of their lives in jail.

On November 25, 2019, just 2 days ago, they were released from prison after spending 34 years in jail. It was found out that they were wrongly jailed for life.

American court is not the court of heaven and their judges are humans , and not God Almighty whose judgment is just, perfect and righteous.

The three men identified as Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart, were reportedly teenagers when they were sentenced to life in prison in 1984. They were accused of being responsible for the murder of 14-year-old DeWitt Duckett who was shot in the neck on his way to class at a Baltimore junior high school and also stealing his Georgetown University jacket.

They were released from custody on Monday November 25, hours after a judge cleared their convictions and prosecutors dropped the charges.

“These three men were convicted, as children, because of police and prosecutorial misconduct,” Baltimore state attorney Marilyn Mosby said after the men were released.

In a statement, her office said “detectives targeted the three men, all 16-year-old black boys, using coaching and coercion of other teenage witnesses to make their case”.

During examinations the Baltimore prosecutor’s office found errors in the investigation and the new review concluded that a different student, who was 18 at the time of the crime was the shooter.

The new suspect who was shot dead in 2002 was seen fleeing from the scene and dumping a gun as police arrived at Harlem Park Junior High School, but authorities at the time focused their investigation on the trio.

“Everyone involved in this case – school officials, police, prosecutors, jurors, the media, and the community – rushed to judgment and allowed their tunnel vision to obscure obvious problems with the evidence,” said Shawn Armbrust, executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, which represents Watkins.

Armbrust added that “this case should be a lesson to everyone that the search for quick answers can lead to tragic results”.

When you study the case of Allen Onyema and the allegations against him, you will understand that the man is clean . What the American court wants to promote is simply economic terrorism against.

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