KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court says ineffective work by a defense lawyer has spoiled the murder conviction of a Kalamazoo man in the death of his 2-year-old son.
Roberts was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the 2014 death of Nehemiah Dodd. The appeals court says Solis failed to get expert testimony to support a theory that Nehemiah’s death was an accident.
Solis, a former prosecutor, admits he had never handled a case involving head trauma linked to abuse.
Solis now is representing Jason Dalton, who is charged with killing six people in a series of shootings in the Kalamazoo area.