Philadelphia Man Acting as His Own Lawyer Acquitted of Murder After Serving 13 Years
This is a win! In a system where so many people serve time they shouldn't due to ineffective counsel, it is rare to see something like this happen. Hassan Bennett is free after serving 13 years in jail for a murder he did not commit. It took him four trials, but he was able to represent himself in court and reach an acquittal. The main witnesses in his original trial both recanted their statements, saying that detectives made them lie. Bennett had no help from any lawyer and plead his case in his prison uniform.