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Man Exonerated Thanks To DNA Evidence After 32 Years In Prison Now Accused Of Murder In Gambling Dispute

Chicagoan Andre Davis Allegedly Helped Nephew Kill Man At Party


According to media reports, a Chicago man who was freed from prison after serving 32 years for a murder he more than likely didn’t commit, has now been accused of a new crime—killing a man over a dispute in a game of dice.

Andre Davis spent more than three decades in a supermax prison after being convicted of heinous acts of violence against a three-year-old girl in 1980. In 2004, it was determined that it wasn’t Davis’ DNA at the crime scene.

It took eight years before the state finally decided to let the 53-year-old out of prison. Prosecutors declined to take Davis to trial again.

Fast forward to October 2013, and Davis allegedly helped his nephew, Derrick Hilliard, kill 19-year-old Jamal Harmon, who was found in a Chicago alley shot and stabbed to death.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, at about 3 a.m. on the night of the alleged attack, Harmon was at a party hosted by Davis’ nephew when Harmon and the nephew got into an argument outside of the home over money lost at a dice game during the party.

It took until June for both Davis and Hilliard to be charged.

Davis is being held without bond.

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7 years ago

For 32 years, stick a man in a place where the only effort is to break him further, to damage him more as a human being in the name of 'punishment', where violence and abuse is not only routine but tolerated and even encouraged, then release him back into a civil society and wonder why he's not well socialized.