Motion filed to dismiss ALL charges against 'East Cleveland 3'

Motion filed to dismiss ALL charges against 'East Cleveland 3'
Court of Appeals (WOIO)
Court of Appeals (WOIO)

EAST CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - It is a case that went from trial court to the Court of Appeals, back and forth, for nearly two decades, now prosecutors have a motion to dismiss all charges against men who have become known as the "East Cleveland 3."

Derrick Wheatt, Eugene Johnson, and Laurese Glover spent years in prison for a murder they did not commit.

The men were released from prison in April of last year and in May of 2016 the Court of Appeals granted them a new trial.

The men were convicted of the Feb.1995 East Cleveland shooting death of Clifton Hudson, largely based on a witness who changed her mind years later. In 2004, then 14-year-old Tamika Harris, said they weren't the men she saw. All three were serving 15 years-to-life for his murder. Johnson and Wheatt were given an additional three-year term because a gun was involved.

Hudson was shot multiple times by a shooter in the back of a black Blazer-type truck.

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