Davontae Sanford

Profile

As a 14-year-old, Davontae Sanford went outside.

He was arrested and convicted of the shooting of four people.

The shootings were known as the “Runyon Street Slayings“.

Davontae Sanford was a special education student and unfortunately, he is half-blind.

 

Portrait

Davontae Sanford and Taminko Sanford-Tilmon ( His Mother ) – Home Coming

 

Davontae Sanford – Home Bound

 

Videos

Vincent Smothers

  1. Man wrongfully convicted as teen free after hitman confesses
    • Profile
      • At only 14 years old, Davontae Sanford’s life changed forever when four people were shot next to his home.
      • The September 2007 case became known as the “Runyon Street Slayings.”
    •  Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel:- True Crime Daily
        Published On:- 2019-November-6th
        Added On:- 2021-April-5th
        Link
    • Participants
      • Davontae Sanford
        • Tamiko Sanford ( Mother )
        • Deshon Davis ( Brother )
      • Detroit Police Department ( DPD )
        • Deputy Chief Tolbert
    • Metadata
      • Innocent Dreams
  2. Detroit hit man takes credit for the killing another man is serving a life sentence for
    • Profile
      • Vincent Smothers, a self-confessed Detroit hit man, says he killed Jamal Segars.
      • Segars was fatally shot in 2004 and Thelonious Searcy is serving a life sentence for the murder.
    •  Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel:- MLive
        Published On:- 2017-July-15th
        Added On:- 2021-April-5th
        Link
    • Participants
      • Detroit Police Department
        • Detective Mullins

Jermaine Tillmon ( Davontae Sanford StepFather ) – Shot ( 2018 )

WXYZ-TV Detroit | Channel 7

  1. Detroit police questioning a person of interest in the murder of Davontae Sanford’s stepfather
    • Profile
      • Detroit police are questioning a person of interest in the murder of Davontae Sanford’s stepfather.
    •  Videos
      • Detroit police questioning a person of interest in the murder of Davontae Sanford’s stepfather
        Channel:- WXYZ-TV Detroit | Channel 7
        Published On:- 2016-November-3rd
        Added On:- 2022-March-15th
        Link
    • Participants
      • Father Figure
        • DeAngelo Hughes
      •  Mentee
        • Ava Gaymon
        • Alona Love
      • Community Advocate
        • Ray Wayans ( Dignity Program )
        • Quincy Smith ( Cease Fire Program )
    • Schools
      • East English Village Preparatory Academy, Detriot, Michigan

Davontae Sanford – Released From Prison ( 2016 )

WXYZ-TV Detroit | Channel 7

  1. Davontae Sanford speaks with media
    • Profile
      • Davontae Sanford speaks with the media a day after being released from prison where he was sent after being wrongfully convicted of murder.
    •  Videos
      • Falsely convicted Davontae Sanford shot
        Channel:- WXYZ-TV Detroit | Channel 7
        Published On:- 2016-June-9th
        Added On:- 2022-March-28th
        Link

ABC News

  1. Teen Wrongly Convicted for Murder, Freed After 9 Years
    • Profile
      • A Detroit man who was incarcerated after being wrongly convicted of four murders is walking free today, after serving nearly nine years of a sentence he received at the age of 15.
      • The murder convictions for Davontae Sanford, now 23, have been vacated by Judge Brian Sullivan, and all charges dropped against him, Maria Miller, an assistant prosecuting attorney at the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, told ABC News today.
    •  Videos
      • Teen Wrongly Convicted for Murder, Freed After 9 Years
        Channel:- ABC News
        Published On:- 2016-June-8th
        Added On:- 2022-March-31st
        Link
    • Participants
      • Journalist
        • Bill Proctor
          • Action 9 Reporter
  2. Wrongfully Convicted Man Set Free 9 Years Later
    • Profile
      • Davontae Sanford, 23, was convicted at age 14 for a crime to which his lawyer says he was coerced into confessing.
    •  Videos
      • Wrongfully Convicted Man Set Free 9 Years Later
        Channel:- ABC News
        Published On:- 2016-June-9th
        Added On:- 2022-March-31st
        Link

AMERICAN BLACK JOURNAL

  1. The Case of Davontae Sanford
    • Profile
      • We talk with Davontae Sanford, the young man wrongfully convicted of murdering four people when he was just 14 years old.
      • After spending nearly nine years in prison, Davontae was freed after a jailed hitman confessed to the killings.
      • Davontae’s attorney, Bill Goodman, also joins us.
      • Episode 4504/Segment 1.
      • Aired: 10/30/16
      • Rating: NR
    •  Videos
      • The Case of Davontae Sanford
        Channel:- AMERICAN BLACK JOURNAL
        Published On:- 2016-October-30th
        Added On:- 2022-August-9th
        Link

Davontae Sanford Shot ( 2018 )

 

FOX 2 Detroit

  1. Falsely convicted Davontae Sanford shot
    • Profile
      • Davontae Sanford was shot Saturday night in Detroit, police say.
    •  Videos
      • Falsely convicted Davontae Sanford shot
        Channel:- FOX 2 Detroit
        Published On:- 2018-April-6th
        Added On:- 2022-March-15th
        Link

Davontae Sanford – Wrongful Conviction Settlement  ( 2012 )

FOX 2 Detroit

  1. Davontae Sanford reaches $7.5M settlement after being framed for murders by Detroit police
    • Profile
      • It would border arrogance if anyone else said it, but few have stories like Davontae Sanford.
    •  Videos
      • Davontae Sanford reaches $7.5M settlement after being framed for murders by Detroit police
        Channel:- FOX 2 Detroit
        Published On:- 2022-March-25th
        Added On:- 2022-March-26th
        Link

Video Transcripts

Davontae Sanford – Released From Prison ( 2016 )

WXYZ-TV Detroit | Channel 7

Davontae Sanford

  1. If you know you are not guilty
    • Don’t prepare yourself for the time they gave you
    • Prepare yourself for getting out

 

Referenced Work

  1. Life In Bars
    Link

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