A rapper convicted in a double murder will remain in prison after a judge issued a ruling.
Andre Dow, also known as “Mac Minister” claimed he was wrongfully convicted.
Clark County District Court Judge Michelle Leavitt issued a decision and order denying Dow’s Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus.
Dow is serving life sentences in connection with the 2005 deaths of two Kansas City rappers: Anthony “Fat Tone” Watkins and Jermaine “Cowboy” Aikens. Dow was convicted in 2008.
Attorney Robert Demarco alleged in court documents that Dow did not receive a fair trial and that prosecutors withheld information, particularly about a witness in the case, Antoine Mouton.
In the order, Judge Leavitt referred to podcasts that Dow participated in from prison and how Dow provided Mouton’s personal information and talked about how he testified against him.
Two days after one of the podcasts, Mouton formally recanted his story in an affidavit. Judge Leavitt questioned Mouton’s credibility and motivation to change his story.
During Mouton’s most recent testimony, Mouton could not describe how the affidavit came to fruition.
Clark County Chief Deputy District Attorney Marc DiGiacomo handled Dow’s 2008 murder trial and had mentioned a specific date twice. In recent testimony, DiGiacomo said he made a mistake and misspoke about the timeframe.
Still, Judge Leavitt wrote in the order that Dow did not prove that prosecutors withheld information.
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