Skip to comments.N.C. judge overturns Darryl Howard conviction, finds (more) prosecutor misconduct by Mike Nifong
Posted on 05/27/2014 12:06:41 PM PDT by abb
In March, I posted a long report on the Darryl Howard case. Theres a lot to this story, but heres a quick and dirty summary: Howard was convicted in 1995 for murdering a woman and her 13-year-old daughter in a Durham public housing complex. Despite evidence that both women had been sexually assaulted, there was no physical evidence linking Howard to the crime scene. In post-conviction, Howards attorneys discovered a police memo describing a tip indicating that the murders were the work of a gang called the New York Boys. The tip seemed particularly reliable because it referred to the fact that the women had been raped, a piece of information that wasnt public.
The memo was found in both the police file and the file of District Attorney Mike Nifong. But theres no evidence it was ever turned over to the defense. When DNA testing of sperm found in the daughter excluded Howard, Nifong proceeded with the case as if the sexual assaults werent part of the crime.
In an opinion released today, North Carolina Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson overturned Howards conviction. Hudsons decision finds for the defense on every major claim. Its a resounding repudiation of the way Nifong handled Howards trial.
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Mike Nifong isn’t that the same attorney who wrongfully prosecuted the Duke Lacrosse case
Once a d*ck, always a d*ck I guess. Send Nifong to prison for at least as long as this guy served for a crime he didn’t commit.
The very same.
Why Nifong hasn’t been discovered hanging from a light pole is beyond me. This is about the 4th or 5th story of his evil malfeasance.
Why are not disbarments in these cases automatic?
if a capital case is overturned for misconduct that should be automatic disbarment. It should mean ALL cases involving the cops and prosecutors participating should be subject to automatic appeal.
Too many prosecutors are willing to imprison the wrong person just to pad their record. Nifong is one of the worst.
That piece of shit should be spending the rest of his life behind bars... hopefully with some of those he convicted
I wonder if this particular case may be one that Nifong was referring to when he talked about winning a conviction for the Duke lacrosse case the “old fashioned way.”
Nifong is truly evil.
Nifong is an evil man, and I reserve that for special cases like Hitler.
On the other hand, why hasn’t Holder hired him for the DOJ.
Link to court decision.
What is Nifong doing these days? Volunteering at soup kitchens, or something else?
In addition to the prosecuting attorneys being disbarred, prosecuted and sent to jail, the police should also be held accountable in such cases. Every officer involved in the cover-up should be fired with prejudice, his name sent to every force on the continent in a “do not hire ever” list.
IIRC, he was disbarred...........................
I think he was formulating his plan to re-apply for his law license...
He probably thought he could get it back.
Cohan’s book was likely part of that plan.
It seems like their train has been derailed...
Yes to all...