WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Emeka Igwe (“Attorney Igwe”), managing Partner of The Igwe Law Firm, P.A., will hold a press conference on June 25, 2018 at 10 AM at:
Carvel State Building
820 N French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Attorney Igwe is representing Elmer Daniels (“Mr. Daniels”), 58, an African-American male who was convicted in 1980 of raping a 15-year-old white female. Mr. Daniels, who was 18 years old at the time of his trial, was sentenced to life imprisonment upon his conviction.
Upon request by Attorney Igwe, the FBI and the United States Department of Justice “(USDOJ”) reviewed the trial transcripts from Mr. Daniels’ trial. After their review, Special Counsel Norman Wong from the USDOJ wrote to Delaware Attorney General Matthew Denn that their FBI agent testified beyond the limits of science regarding hair analysis in Mr. Daniels’ case.
“Mr. Daniels has been imprisoned for 38 years for a crime he did not commit,” said Attorney Igwe. “Whoever choked and raped the alleged victim left his fingerprints on her neck, and those fingerprints do not belong to Mr. Daniels. In addition, the FBI and the US Department of Justice have admitted their agent falsely claimed that there was a double match of hair fibers of Mr. Daniels and the alleged victim. We have brought all this evidence to the attention of Attorney General Denn, and he has still refused to agree to overturn Mr. Daniels’ conviction or direct the FBI to test the fingerprints in order to catch the real culprit who raped the alleged victim. As a former prosecutor, military attorney, and practicing attorney for 14 years, this is the most egregious case of injustice I have ever seen.”
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