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“Going beyond this analysis as proscribed in Md. Crim. Pro. Sec. 8-301, the State asserts that, given the information and evidence known now, the State’s confidence in Morris’s conviction has evaporated.”
State’s Supplemental Response to Petitioner’s Writ of Actual Innocence Petition1
This afternoon, a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge vacated the conviction of David Morris, who has spent nearly 17 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Tomorrow, David will leave prison as a free man, thanks to the work of the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (MAIP), the University of Baltimore Innocence Project Clinic (UBIPC), and the Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) at the Baltimore City State’s Attorney.
On December 10, 2004, Mustafa Carter was approached by two people and shot three times in the head after a scuffle. The only evidence linking Mr. Morris to the crime was the statement of KL, who was driving with two other passengers when …


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