Levon Brooks was sentenced to life in prison for the1992 murder of his ex-girlfriend’s three-year-old daughter after false forensic testimony implicated him in the crime.
Another Innocence Project client, Kennedy Brewer, was sentenced to death for a similar child murder in the same area 18 months later. 2007 DNA testing on evidence from the crime scene in Brewer’s case implicated another man both cases.
In March 2008 Brooks was finally cleared of all charges. He spent eighteen years in prison.