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Terence Jones

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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.

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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.

 (L -R) Timothy Burley, Elmer Daniels and Anthony Burley (Elmers’ brothers).

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Flawed Forensics May Have Wrongly Sent People to Prison for Decades

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Flawed Forensics May Have Wrongly Sent People to Prison for Decades

Flawed Forensics May Have Wrongly Sent People to Prison for Decades

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...

Innocent Man Elmer Davis Served 39 Years, His Story with Laura Coates

Innocent Man Elmer Davis Served 39 Years, His Story with Laura Coates

“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.

Philly lawyer helps free man locked up for 39 years

Philly lawyer helps free man locked up for 39 years

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...

Flashpoint Extra: Wrongful Rape Conviction

Flashpoint Extra: Wrongful Rape Conviction

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...

Rape suspect released from prison after nearly 40 years

Rape suspect released from prison after nearly 40 years

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.

Wrongfully imprisoned man released in Wilmington after 39 years behind bars

Wrongfully imprisoned man released in Wilmington after 39 years behind bars

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.

Alleged wrongfully convicted man hopes for freedom for his 57th birthday

Alleged wrongfully convicted man hopes for freedom for his 57th birthday

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.

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