Prosecutor seeks justice for wrongfully imprisoned man

State News

December 27, 2019 - 9:57 AM

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor who helped free a man who spent 23 years in prison for a double homicide he always said he didn’t commit is calling for justice as the state fights the man’s effort to get compensation.

Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree Sr. described the case of Lamonte McIntyre as a “glaring stain on the criminal justice system” in an open letter Tuesday.

“Criminal justice reform means progressing past politics and focusing on true justice,” Dupree wrote. He added that: “It is my hope the State will ignore the optics and adversaries and allow justice to fully manifest for Mr. McIntyre.”

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