Vanguard Court Watch Episode 7 – Freeing the Innocent Under SB 1437

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Emmitt Lewis talks with attorney Niki Solis following hearing in San Francisco/ Public Defender’s Office Photo

Emmitt Lewis and Michael Wilson, who were convicted of first degree murder stemming from a 2003 robbery that turned into a car chase, became the first people in San Francisco, and among the first in the state, to have their murder charges vacated after a contested evidentiary hearing.

San Francisco Superior Court Judge John K. Stewart vacated the conviction during an evidentiary hearing granted under Senate Bill 1437.

We talked to his attorney, Public Defender Niki Solis, who defended him at his original trial and San Francisco Public Defender Jacque Wilson, who is working on similar cases and got involved when his brother fell under the felony murder rule.

See also: https://www.davisvanguard.org/2019/08/sf-judge-grants-1437-petition-two-men-expected-to-be-released-upon-re-sentencing-2/


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David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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