A man was recently exonerated for murder, according to a Greensboro attorney, after spending 5 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. The man was convicted of second degree murder in 2016 and his innocence hinged on a receipt from Hertz. That’s right, Hertz.
Apparently, minutes before the actual murder took place the man was at a Hertz renting a vehicle. Hertz didn’t provide these documents until two years after they were requested and the man was already convicted per a Greensboro criminal lawyer.
Per an attorney in Greensboro he is now suing Hertz for the 1700 days he spent in custody when he didn’t need to. The actual murder took place in 2011 at a local strip mall. The man wasn’t charged until 4 years later when a suspect in a drug case gave his information as the murderer.
The receipt showed that the man had rented a car just minutes before the murder and the murder took place around 20 minutes away which would have made it impossible for him to have done it. He spent almost 5 years in prison all because he couldn’t get his hands on a receipt. Our top rated lawyer in Greensboro has seen first hand the importance of documentation. Always keep good records as to where you are and what you’re doing…because just as this man, you never know when you might need them.