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Why Witness In 1994 Trial Of Lamonte McIntyre Gave False Testimony Then Later Recanted

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Luke X. Martin
On October 20, 2017, one week after being exonerated of a double murder, Lamonte McIntyre appeared on KCUR's Up To Date. Additional information regarding the handling of his case by Kansas City, Kansas police and prosecutors continues to be uncovered.

The woman who falsely identified 17-year old McIntyre says she was pressured by a Kansas City, Kansas police detective and coerced by a county prosecutor.

The witness was Niko Quinn, the detective, Roger Golubksi, and the assistant prosecutor was Terra Morehead. A joint investigation by KCUR and The Kansas City Star revealed numerous allegations of Golubski preying on and assaulting vulnerable Black women. Morehead, now a federal prosecutor, faced a series of ethics complaints. Kansas City Star columnist Melinda Henneberger spoke with Quinn to get her story.

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