FLAT ROCK, Mich. -- (WXYZ) -- Flat Rock police are being sued for $10 million in federal court. The man behind the suit, has been exonerated for murder, after serving nearly 5 years in prison.
At 33-years-old, James Shepherd has come back from the unthinkable. He was sentenced to prison for a crime he did not commit.
Convicted on June 12th, 2012, he spent nearly 5 years in state prison.
Yet, he knew all along that cell phone records and an alibi from his boss at Ford Dearborn truck assembly would someday prove he was nowhere near the 2010 murder, at Walnut creek apartments in Flat Rock.