'East Cleveland Three' granted new trial

'East Cleveland Three' granted new trial
'East Cleveland Three': Derrick Wheatt, Eugene Johnson and Laurese Glover. (Source: Innocentinmates.org)
'East Cleveland Three': Derrick Wheatt, Eugene Johnson and Laurese Glover. (Source: Innocentinmates.org)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Eighth District Court of Appeals in Cuyahoga County has ruled that Derrick Wheatt, Eugene Johnson and Laurese Glover should be granted a new trial.

The men, known as 'The East Cleveland Three' spent several decades in prison for a 1995 murder in East Cleveland.

The Innocence Project has been working with the men who were released on bond in March 2015.

Their convictions were overturned on appeal after allegations surfaced that evidence was withheld from the men's trial counsel.

No new court date has been set.

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