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TopDog Law | Wrongful Conviction Leads To Exoneration

Jahmir Harris, 31, was exonerated last month after serving eight years in prison after a wrongful conviction of murder in 2012.

An extensive investigation into Harris’s Post Conviction Relief Act petition exposed that there had been Brady violations during the trial, Harris was not the shooter, and that the DAO was investigating the suspect who the evidence points to as the actual shooter. In January 2021, at the conclusion of an evidentiary hearing, the Court granted Harris’s PCRA petition, and a new trial was constitutionally mandated.

During the new investigation, the Commonwealth requested expedited proceedings to get Harris released from prison; the request was denied even though the court knew another individual was at fault for the murder.

The Court granted the motion to exonerate Harris on March 12th after conducting two additional hearings.

TopDog Law wants the public to know how seriously we take wrongful convictions. It is devastating to all parties involved when there is a mistrial. If you or someone you know has been wrongfully convicted, TopDog wants to help. Call us at 800-215-7211 or send us a message to speak with someone and get a free consultation.