Police Photos at Issue in New Look at '87 Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) -- The Michigan Supreme Court is ordering a St. Clair County judge to take another look at the case of a man convicted of killing another man in a college parking lot decades ago.

It's the latest attempt by Temujin Kensu to get his 1987 conviction and life sentence overturned.

Kensu was formerly known as Fred Freeman. His latest appeal focuses on police photos used to identify him as a suspect in the fatal shooting of Scott Macklem in Port Huron. The Supreme Court wants a judge to hold a hearing.

Kensu insists he was hundreds of miles away in the Upper Peninsula when Macklem was killed.

Gov. Jennifer Granholm declined to commute Kensu's no-parole sentence in 2010. Kensu is represented by the Innocence Clinic at University of Michigan law school.


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