December 21, 2017 - The Innocence Project and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office together sought and achieved justice this week for Mark Denny, a New York City man who spent nearly 30 years behind bars for rape and robbery.
Mike Nifong Accused of Misconduct in Another Durham Case
June 16, 2016 WRAL-TV - RALEIGH, N.C. — A Durham man's effort to clear himself of a double-murder more than two decades ago raises more prosecutorial misconduct allegations against discredited former District Attorney Mike Nifong.
Darryl Anthony Howard, 54, was convicted in 1995 of two counts of second-degree murder in the 1991 drug-related deaths of Doris Washington and her 13-year-old daughter, Nishonda Washington. He was sentenced to 80 years in prison.
Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson ordered a new trial in the case in May 2014, ruling that Nifong and a police detective withheld evidence suggesting that Doris Washington was raped and killed by a New York gang for which she dealt drugs – evidence that could have cleared Howard.
DNA evidence also implicated another man, not Howard, in the crime.