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Vondell Lewis

Years served: 27

County of Conviction

Los Angeles

Convicted of

Second Degree Murder with a Gun Enhancement


15 Years to Life with a 5 Year Firearm Use Enhancement to Run Consecutive


March 7, 2018

Vondell Lewis was convicted of murder based on the testimony of a woman who was under the influence of narcotics and had not slept in 24 hours at the time of the crime. She later recanted her testimony, admitted that she never witnessed the crime, and stated that her statement was obtained under duress by investigating detectives. Vondell was released in 2018 after serving 27 years for a crime he did not commit.  For more information about Vondell’s case go to:

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