January 14, 2020

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Gerry Thomas, 62, was jailed in 1991 for the assault and attempted murder of a woman in Detroit in 1987.

According to lawyers at the Innocence Project, police had no physical evidence linking Thomas to the crime and his conviction was based solely on the victim identifying him as the culprit, two years after the attack took place.

Thomas also had an alibi on the night the attack took place and did not match the description of the assailant given by the victim “in conspicuous ways,” according to the Innocence Project.

Thomas was found guilty of criminal sexual conduct, armed robbery and assault with intent to murder. He was sentenced to a minimum of 50 years in prison. more