Exoneration Project Wins New Trial for Client

Prosecutors Appealing New Trial For Murder Convict
CBS Chicago
cbschicago.com
April 11, 2011

Just days ago, a man who has been behind bars for 17 years learned his chance at freedom is in limbo.

The Exoneration Project at the University of Chicago Law School has been working to free Rodell Sanders. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports on the recent steps the project has taken to gain Sanders freedom.

“I’m perishing in jail for a crime that I didn’t commit,” Sanders said in a phone interview from Cook County Jail on Friday.

Seventeen years ago, Sanders was convicted of murder, attempted murder and armed robbery.

“Now after all these years, the truth is finally coming out,” Sanders said.

Sanders contacted The Exoneration Project at the University of Chicago Law School and the group’s attorneys and U of C law students uncovered new evidence.

Faculty: 
Russell Ainsworth