MI - David Shelton, 27 years in prison, possible miscarriage of justice, Oakland County, 1993

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  1. InnocenceFirst

    InnocenceFirst Verified - David Shelton's son

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    The thing with my fathers case is that the materials and evidence has all been damaged and lost due to the police department who charged him being disbanded and a lot of stuff was lost and his was in that batch. So now you would think well they have to go by the first set of DNA testing that was done which exonerated him but they are saying otherwise so right now we’re waiting to see what’s next. The prosecutor definitely hasn’t mentioned anything close to that as they want my father to stay locked up just for the simple fact if he gets exonerated this will be a huge huge story and mess for them so they are trying they’re hardest to keep him incarcerated. But in the same light it’s out of their hands as the State Conviction Integrity Unit and Innocence Project has taken the case and if they see fit he’s innocent then the CIU has the power to release him. To be exact their were hairs found on the bed where the rape took place,tested and came back non negroid my father’s black so that means it wasn’t even a black mans doing. There were fingerprints found on the mask they tested my fathers fingerprints and the results were negative. And also one hair found in the mask again non negroid trait which also exonerated my father. And no ask away please lol I put his case on here for a reason. Anything you want to ask I know and have no problem answering
     
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    Harmony 2 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    I have been watching 'The Innocence Files' on Netflix. It shows how extremely difficult it is to overturn a conviction. I have a lot of respect for the Innocence Project. They have some truly dedicated lawyers. They receive stacks and stacks of letters from people in prison but only take a few select cases so picking up your father's case four times means they believe in his case.

    Regarding no forensic evidence, does that mean a rape kit was not done?
     
  3. InnocenceFirst

    InnocenceFirst Verified - David Shelton's son

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    Yes his case keeps being picked up because there is no proof showing he did this while there is all the proof showing he did not do this. There was forensic evidence available they just hid it from the jury so it could make his conviction easier.
     
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    Sillybilly Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Hey everyone,

    Websleuths member InnocenceFirst has now been verified as David Shelton's son. As a Verified Insider, InnocenceFirst may post their knowledge of the case and state information as fact without having to provide links to support what they state as fact.

    We are always fortunate to have a VI join in our discussions. If you disagree with something that is said, just scroll and roll without debating or arguing about anything. You may respectfully ask InnocenceFirst questions, but please do not argue with them or be rude to them in any way.

    Thank you to everyone for being here to discuss David's case.
     
  5. InnocenceFirst

    InnocenceFirst Verified - David Shelton's son

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    Thanks once again
     
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    TJS2020 New Member

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    Wow. The provided article has so much info and does indeed raise a lot of questions. The lab results available on that article do raise great questions as well such as: What were the results of the print comparison? If there was no sperm evident in the rape kit, was there evidence of a condom being worn? And why if the hairs did not match the accused based on hair type did they complete a viable DNA test on the "pulled hairs"? That test should either rule the suspect out or make a more compelling case against the person.
    And other attached articles do make one question the integrity of the arresting officers and any statements they made and any evidence they presented.
    I can't say I "know" anything but there are a lot of questions. I do hope a more thorough investigation brings justice for the victim and justice to any wrongfully (seems the case based on what I know from reading) convicted person.
     
  7. InnocenceFirst

    InnocenceFirst Verified - David Shelton's son

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    Not sure what you mean by print comparison,could you explain?

    No evidence of a condom being worn,the woman said he couldn’t ejaculate because he couldn’t get completely erect.

    Yes when they did the pulled hairs that ruled my father out as there were no negroid traits.

    On top of that there was a hair found in the mask again no negroid traits and fingerprints as well and again didn’t match my father.

    Yes the two officers had previously lied under oath before and should have been fired way before my father came across their path and after my father they both went to prison for years.

    There is a lot wrong with this case obviously but they are dragging their feet because they know what the outcome will be,even off the things you read it doesn’t take 28 years to figure out something is wrong
     
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    Wow!
    This is a lot to take in.
    There are two obviously different justice systems for people in America.
    I will stay updated. whatcan we do?
     
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    InnocenceFirst Verified - David Shelton's son

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    At this point I am not sure what else there is to do he has a few things going for him right now but only time will tell,just hoping the wheels of justice turn in his favor this time
     
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    InnocenceFirst Verified - David Shelton's son

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    Update: I talked with the victims niece and she believes my father did not commit the crimes against her Aunt and she also contacted the innocence project on her own behalf and spoke with them and told them she believes my father is innocent,they will be adding this to his file.

    My father will have 28 years served in 4 days. Shame
     
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