New evidence has been turned over to Lorenzo Johnson, who’s serving a life sentence after being convicted as an accomplice to a murder he says he didn’t even witness.
A jury found Johnson guilty for his alleged role in the 1995 shooting death of Tarajay Williams in Harrisburg. Prosecutors said at the time, Johnson was with Corey Walker, the gunman, when the shooting happened near the intersection of 14th and Market streets. During their trial, witnesses testified the shooting followed a fight over a drug debt.
FOX43 profiled the case in May. To see that report, click here.
The Pa. Attorney General’s office recently turned over the first eight pages of the original police report. It’s evidence that Johnson never had seen. He says the evidence could have been key during his trial and still could exonerate him. In addition, another witness has come forward saying Johnson was with him in New York the night of the murder.
Johnson was released from prison in 2012 for about five months after a federal appeals court found the evidence to convict him was insufficient. He was ordered back to prison after the Attorney General’s office appealed that decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Click on the video player above to see how the new evidence could impact his case.