Black Muslim Leader Found Not Guilty of Racially Motivated Killing

Black Muslim leader in the 1960’s was charged in the year 2000 for a racially motivated killing that occurred in Cleveland in 1969. Thirty-one years after the shooting, detectives in a cold case unit identified several eyewitnesses to the killing and commenced prosecution.

Marein and Bradley’s pre-trial investigation resulted in the discovery of additional witnesses whose description of the event wholly contradicted the prosecution witnesses and physical evidence. One of the defense witnesses was discovered living in the bayou in Louisiana and was transported to Cleveland by Marein and Bradley. After an emotionally charged two week jury trial, the client was found NOT GUILTY of the killing.