Man cleared in Detroit deaths pleads guilty in Arizona case
Posted: 11:49 AM, Oct 04, 2018
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<p>FILE - In this June 30, 2010 file photo, Davontae Sanford sits in a Detroit courtroom. On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, a judge ordered the release of Sanford, who is in prison after pleading guilty to killing four people at age 14, a crime for which a professional hit man later took responsibility. The Wayne County prosecutor's office agreed Davontae Sanford's second-degree murder conviction should be vacated after state police took another look at the case. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)</p>
A former Detroit man who was cleared of four murders after spending eight years in prison has pleaded guilty in Arizona to reckless discharge of a firearm.
Davontae Sanford's Detroit lawyer tells The Detroit News that his client entered his plea Monday.
The 26-year-old Sanford, his brother and another man were arrested in March in the Phoenix area. Attorney Bill Goodman said the shots were into dirt and toward mountains. Arizona authorities said the shots were fired in the direction of a park.
Goodman says Sanford will get probation. His sentencing is Nov. 5.
In 2008, Sanford was 15 when he pleaded guilty to killing four people in Detroit. A hit man later said he had committed the killings. Sanford was released in 2016 from prison on other grounds.
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