More good news in this local crusade for justice . . .
Missouri's highest court said Carnes met the burden of proof needed to establish "gateway cause and prejudice" claim that the state failed to disclose material evidence, and therefore, Carnes is entitled to "habeas corpus relief," or release from unlawful detention.
On Tuesday, the court determined Carnes should be released within 30 days unless the state elects to retry him.
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Keith Carnes has been ordered to be released within 30 days pending a potential retrial by the Missouri Supreme Court. The Kansas City man who says he was wrongly convicted appears to be getting the second chance at freedom he has been seeking. Keith Carnes has been for the murder of Larry White since 2003.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that Keith Carnes, a Kansas City man who says he was wrongly convicted of murder, should be freed. Carnes was sentenced to life in prison for the 2003 murder of 24-year-old Larry White. A defense attorney and private investigator uncovered new evidence in the case in 2020.
Keith Carnes, who is now 52, maintained he was innocent of the murder of 24-year-old Larry White in October 2003. The Missouri Supreme Court says Carnes met his burden of proving the state failed to disclose material evidence in his case.
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