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FILE - In a July 23, 2010 file photo, Vincent Smothers stands in Judge Craig Strong's courtroom in Detroit. A young man who claims he's innocent of four murders that put him behind bars could be on the verge of a big break. Smothers says he's willing to testify that Davontae Sanford had nothing to do with the fatal shootings and says he would tell a judge exactly what he told police in 2008, a confession that was never acted upon. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

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Detroit hit man says kid is innocent

IONIA, Mich. -- A Detroit hit man in prison for eight murders said he's willing to publicly take responsibility for four more to help clear a young man who claims he's innocent of the slayings and confessed at age 14 only to satisfy police.. Vincent Smothers' testimony would be the


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