Man convicted of 1994 double murder in KCK set free

Posted at 7:12 PM, Oct 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-13 22:39:33-04

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- A man who has spent more than half of his life in prison for a double homicide that witnesses swear he didn't commit was set free Friday.

The hearing for Lamonte McIntyre began Thursday in Wyandotte County. He's imprisoned for the 1994 deaths of Doniel Quinn and Donald Ewing, who were shot in broad daylight as they sat in a car in a drug-infested neighborhood.

A forensics expert testified during the hearing that the investigation was grossly deficient. McIntyre's clothes were not tested for glass or blood, and suspect eyewitness testimony was left unchallenged.

Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark A. Dupree Sr. put out a statement Friday evening saying that he believes certain information wasn't available during the first trial and if it was known then, that it might have caused those jurors to have a reasonable doubt.

He said that led him to ask the judge to dismiss McIntyre's case.

Guinn's sister, Marsheil Kendrick, says she believes in McIntyre's innocence. She says the family wants "to see the right thing done" and that it's time for McIntyre to "come home."