McCollum's Murder Conviction Vacated

By: Tony Tagliavia Email
By: Tony Tagliavia Email

The Michigan Court of Appeals is throwing out the conviction of a man accused of killing a Lansing Community College professor.

Claude McCollum's appellate attorney and Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney Stuart Dunnings asked the court for a new trial. They said new evidence has come to light that may clear him in the murder.

Now that the court has vacated the conviction, a new trial could take place or charges against McCollum could be dropped.

Dunnings says the man will eventually be transfered from a state prison in Gratiot County to the Ingham County jail for "further proceedings."

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  • by Antonio Payne Location: lansing on Sep 24, 2007 at 03:04 PM
    I an Claude Mccollums cousin Tony and i am very happy to here this news"! And i hope he is free soon . " I believe they knew he was innocent all along and there will be no apology big enough for ruing his life and the family"
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