PA Innocence Project Wins Freedom for Man

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hayes Hunt, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation department, was mentioned in a Temple News article discussing the Tyrone Jones case. When Jones was 16, he was convicted of murder after two false confessions. Although neither his parents nor a lawyer was present, his confessions were used as the sole evidence against him. He was convicted and sentenced to life without parole in 1975. Now, more than 40 years later, Jones is free through the work of the project. Hayes began an “emergency petition to vacate his sentence” immediately after the Miller v. Alabama decision. They had it filed in less than a week, he said, and it was one of the first cases to be filed in Pennsylvania under the new ruling.

To read the article, click here.

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