Charges dismissed against man convicted in 2001 double killing

DETROIT (AP) - Charges have been dismissed against a man convicted in a 2001 Detroit double homicide who had been awaiting a new trial.

Mubarez Ahmed was convicted in 2002 and served 16 years of a 40-to-60-year sentence. The 48-year-old was released from custody in September .

The Detroit News reports Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Kenny said last Friday there's reasonable doubt in the case.

Ahmed says it's "just a great feeling."

Ahmed appealed in 2003, but was denied. The county's court integrity unit later agreed with the Michigan Innocence Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School that Ahmed's murder conviction was tainted.

They say alternate suspects in the deaths of Lavelle Griffin and LaTanya White, who were shot in a car, weren't considered by police. The Innocence Clinic later identified another suspect.

Published: Tue, Oct 30, 2018