Case handled by Mich. law students is revived

DETROIT (AP) -- The Michigan Supreme Court has made a key ruling that reopens a criminal case handled by law students at the University of Michigan.

Dawan Tyner is serving at least 22 years in prison for second-degree murder in Detroit. He was granted a new trial in 2012 based on newly discovered evidence, but the state appeals court overturned that decision with just a few short sentences.

The Supreme Court last week told the appeals court to start over, take another look at Tyner's case and hear arguments.

Tyner maintains he wasn't at the scene of the crime in 2007. University of Michigan law students gathered new information, including a witness and another man who may have confessed to his mother.

Published: Mon, Jun 3, 2013