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Emeka Igwe is the managing partner of The Igwe Firm, a law firm dedicated to getting justice for those who have been injured or wrongfully accused. In December of 2018, Attorney Igwe had a successful outcome on the case of Elmer Daniels.
Terence Jones is an Advisory Board Member for the Human Relations Council for the State of New Jersey. He is a police practices expert and has an interest in understanding police accountability and vehicular pursuits.
Meet Elmer Daniels
ELMER DANIELS, a wrongfully convicted man who was given a life sentence at the age of 18, has been released a day after his 57th birthday and has been exonerated of all charges after serving 39 years in Delaware state for a crime he did not commit.
Emeka Igwe (“Attorney Igwe”), managing Partner of The Igwe Law Firm, P.A., has investigated, defended and now has freed Elmer Daniels (“Mr. Daniels”), an innocent man who been in prison since 1980. Mr. Daniels, at the age of 18 years old, was wrongfully convicted of a rape, which led to him serving 39years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
In Wilmington, Delaware, at the age of 18 years old, Mr. Daniels, an African-American male, was convicted by an all-white jury for allegedly raping a 15-year-old white female. After his conviction in May 1980, Mr. Daniels was sentenced to life in prison.
Flawed Forensics May Have Wrongly Sent People to Prison for Decades
MATTER OF FACT WITH SOLEDAD O’BRIEN
Flawed forensic work by one of the FBI top analysts may have sent innocent people to prison for decades. And the Department of Justice is aware of it. One of those people is Elmer Daniels whose case was finally dismissed after he spent 39 years in prison. He joins...
“A Delaware man who had his life sentence dismissed last week walked out of Howard R. Young Correctional Institution days later, a free man. Elmer Daniels and his attorneys say state prosecutors, in a lengthy court filing earlier this month to vacate the charges, took credit for work his legal team initiated to get him out of prison for a rape Daniels asserts he never committed.
After Nearly 40 Years Served on the Basis of ‘Junk Science’ Evidence, Delaware Man Finally Released from Prison
A man from Delaware has been released from prison nearly four decades after he was sent there after his attorneys finally won a battle for his freedom. In 1980, Elmer Daniels, who is Black, was convicted of raping a 15-year-old white girl at the age of 18. But...
Freedom--something we all take for granted--is something one man, who was wrongfully convicted and imprisoned will value for the rest of his life, and he plans to spend the rest of his life helping others achieve it.
Elmer Daniels was 18 when he was arrested for a rape in Wilmington, Delaware, in January 1980. He walked out of prison last week at age 59, after lawyers uncovered problems with the case so serious — and including links to an FBI crime lab scandal affecting thousands...
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Wilmington man who spent nearly 40 years behind bars for a rape he says he did not commit is now free. The state of Delaware dismissed the indictment after evidence highlighted major flaws in his case.
A man who was released from a Delaware prison last week after spending 39 years behind bars is now talking about his experience. Elmer Daniels, now 57 years old, was 18 when he was convicted of rape in 1980.
A Wilmington man is free after spending nearly 40 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. He'll speak out for the first time this week. KYW Newsradio Community Affairs reporter and Flashpoint host Cherri Gregg sat down with his attorney Emeke Igwe and private...
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A man convicted of rape after questionable FBI forensic testimony at his 1980 trial has been released from prison.
Fifty-six-year-old Elmer Daniels was released Thursday after prosecutors dropped the case.
A Wilmington man, wrongfully imprisoned for decades, is now a free man.
Elmer Daniels was released from Howard Young prison Thursday, December 13, 2018, just before lunchtime–one day after his 57th birthday.
Daniels, who was 18 at the time, was convicted in 1980 for the rape of a 15-year-old girl.
A man convicted of rape in 1980 was released from a Delaware prison Thursday.
Nearly 40 years later, prosecutors dropped the case after federal officials concluded earlier this year that FBI testimony about evidence in the case was invalid.
In 1980, then-18-year-old Elmer Daniels of Wilmington was convicted of raping a 15-year-old girl and sentenced to life in prison.
After spending decades behind bars for a crime he claims he didn’t commit, his attorney said his client would have died in prison had he not gotten involved.
DOVER, Del. (AP) – Nearly forty years after a teen girl was raped in Delaware, the man convicted will be released after the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice determined testimony was “invalid.”
DOVER, Del. (AP)- Nearly 40 years after a teen girl was raped in Delaware, the man convicted will be released after the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice determined testimony was “invalid.”
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