Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer Michael Leonard on Jack Laurence’s “One Minute Remaining” Podcast to Discuss Temujin Kensu case. Mike and Jack sit down at the conclusion of Jack Laurence’s multi-part podcast on this State law criminal case from the State of Michigan to get Mike’s take on the evidence and the multitude of trial errors. The link is below so that you can have a listen, and here is how Jack describes this case:
Today I sit down with OMR’s resident attorney at law Michael Leonard to discuss the incredible case of Temujin Kensu. Michael certainly has some strong opinions on what he’s heard from this case.
In November of 1986 a man named Scott Macklam was fatally shot in the car park of a community college in Port Huron Michigan.
Fred Freeman who now goes by Temujin Kensu who was over 400 miles away in Escanaba was subsequently arrested, tried and found guilty of the crime and remains in prison almost 37 years later
No one saw the shooting that Temujin is convicted of committing. Instead, two men testified to seeing a stranger who possibly resembled Temujin at some point before or after the shooting. One of the witnesses was hypnotized before he testified.
No less than nine unimpeached neutral alibi witnesses testified to at trial, that Temujin was over 400 miles away at the time of this crime. The prosecution countered by suggesting that Temujin theoretically could have chartered a plane to go commit the murder and return in time to be seen by his alibi witnesses.
The biggest issue with that is the prosecution never offered any actual evidence to support this theory
This is the insane story of Fred Freeman as told by him.