Thursday, April 9, 2009
The Detroit Metro Times reports Gov. Jennifer Granholm has denied a request for clemency from Frederick Freeman, who is serving a life sentence for a 1986 murder. Although there was one eye-witness, no physical evidence tied Freeman to the murder scene. He did, however, confess to a "jailhouse snitch." Later, the "snitch" admitted to collusion with prosecutors and recanted his contribution to the case before his own death. On top of all of that, Freeman's defense attorney was later censured for the use of cocaine. Critics are looking for remorse from Freeman. But he insists he cannot show remorse for something he did not do. See story here.