DETROIT – A 23-year-old man who was wrongfully convicted of murder has been released from prison. He has been behind bars since he was 14-years-old.

Davonte Sanford was serving a 37-90 year prison sentence for a quadruple homicide. His attorneys argued that he gave a false confession and ended up behind bars.

According to ABC News, his attorney at the time advised him to plead guilty. That attorney is now suspended.

A re-investigation revealed major gaps in the case.

Heidi A. Naasko, a pro bono attorney for Sanford, said just two weeks after Sanford was sentenced, a professional hitman took responsibility for the murders, along with 8 other murders.

Sanford walked out of prison on Wednesday.

“We are just thrilled with the outcome,” said Naasko.

Innocent man jailed for murders he did not commit is finally released from prison

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