“Former television news investigative reporter Scott Lewis, who first reported about the case for WXYZ (Ch. 7) in 2011, also helped in investigating the case to help clear the men.
Lewis, who’s now a private investigator, was as emotional as family members, the lawyers and other supporters in hearing that the charges were dropped against the men.”
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Detroit — The case against a man released last month from prison after 17 years for a crime a judge said there’s reasonable doubt he didn’t commit was dismissed in court Friday.
Ahmed thanked the Michigan Innocence Clinic, his attorneys and private investigator and former TV news reporter Scott Lewis for working to clear his name.
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Two Detroit men serving life terms for the slaying of a woman on Mother’s Day in 1999 had hopes Friday of getting released from incarceration while they await new trials.
Both have proclaimed their innocence in the fatal shooting of Lisa Kindred, 35, on the city’s east side.
Scott Lewis, a private investigator and former TV investigative reporter who helped Johnson and Scott get a new trial, said he was “hugely disappointed” by their bond amounts.
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“Nancy Gale says she spent years waiting for justice for her mother. She finally hired private investigator Scott Lewis, a former FOX 2 investigative reporter. Once he started asking questions, the family says it seems police got serious about the case.”
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Earnestine Smith says she knows her son is not a murderer and hopes Wednesday’s hearing before the Michigan Supreme Court will lead to his release from prison after nearly two decades.
Former WJBK-TV (Ch. 2) reporter Scott Lewis, now a private investigator, tracked down Skinner, who has testified that Scott and Johnson are not the ones who killed his mother.
Lewis found out about the Johnson and Scott case while he was at WJBK and has been working on it ever since.
“I was shocked when I read the entire police file and all the transcripts,” Lewis said. “I just couldn’t believe that Justly was in prison for life with such flimsy evidence.”
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“In court Monday, Dezsi played an 18-minute telephone recording from prison between Smothers and private investigator and former Detroit television reporter Scott Lewis, who was hired by Searcy’s grandmother to look into the case.”
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Where is Jasmine Moody? Three years later, still no leads
“Desperate for leads after nine months of searching, Jasmine’s mother and stepfather hired private investigator Scott Lewis to work with the Detroit Police Department on the case.
Private Investigator Lewis joined police in their continued efforts, leading the community in ground searches for Jasmine. Despite conducting countless interviews and searches using cadaver dogs, they still have been unable to uncover any solid leads.”
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Another person who’ll be in line for a ticket? Scott Lewis, now a private investigator, and then a Detroit TV news reporter who worked tirelessly to land scoops on the Kerrigan case.
Lewis was the first to report that the attack weapon was a collapsible baton. But his coup was breaking the story that the authorities were looking at a possible conspiracy and that Harding herself had been questioned by the FBI.
Before Lewis dug into investigating a tip that had come to Fox 2 Detroit, then known as Channel 2, he reached for the phone. “I remember I called my wife and told her if this is true, it’s going to become an international story.”
Lewis spent a couple of days waiting somewhat anxiously for another news outlet to jump on the same story. What if somehow, despite all of his care, he had been wrong? But then the Oregonian of Portland, Ore., Harding’s hometown newspaper, reported that Gillooly, Eckhardt, Stant and Smith had been charged.
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