Lamonte McIntyre

On April 15, 1994, Donald Ewing and Doniel Quinn were shot in broad daylight by a shotgun toting assailant while sitting in their car on Hutchings Street in Kansas City, Kansas.

Lamonte McIntyre, then only seventeen years old, was with his aunts and cousins in another part of town when the shooting occurred. .

The investigation was hasty and superficial—police spent less than 20 minutes interviewing witnesses. McIntyre was wrongfully convicted of the double-homicide and sentenced to two life terms.

  • No physical evidence ever linked McIntyre to the crime.
  • Lamonte McIntyre did not know the victims.
  • The state presented no evidence of motive.
  • No weapon was found linking McIntyre to the victims.
  • No requests were made for search warrants of Lamonte’s home, person, or clothing.

The victims’ families are strong supporters of Lamonte, and they have known since the time of trial that Lamonte is innocent. Many leaders and community members have joined Lamonte’s journey toward freedom.

The Midwest Innocence Project recently joined Cheryl Pilate of Morgan Pilate LLC, to fight for Lamonte’s freedom.


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