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Thu Aug 1, 2019, 06:31 PM

Gardner Says It's Her Duty To Ask For New Trial In 1995 Murder Case

The St. Louis prosecutor is defending her authority to ask for a new trial for a man she says was wrongfully convicted of murder and armed criminal action 24 years ago.

Kim Gardner last month filed a motion for a new trial in the case of Lamar Johnson. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 1995 for shooting and killing Marcus Boyd ó a conviction that Gardnerís office argued was tainted by police and prosecutorial misconduct.

The Midwest Innocence Project has worked on Johnsonís case since 2010, so the request for a new trial from Gardnerís office marks a rare instance where prosecutors and defense attorneys agree that a defendant is innocent. But late last month, Circuit Judge Elizabeth Hogan ordered the Missouri attorney generalís office to ďappear on behalf of the stateĒ in Johnsonís case, essentially taking the place of Gardner.

Hogan is also asking all of the attorneys to lay out whether Gardner even has the right to ask for a new trial.


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