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Can You Imagine Being Wrongfully Accused of Murder?

By Daniel T. Geherin

In July, three defendants took responsibility for the robbery and murder of a local singer, Egypt Covington, in 2017. Ms. Covington’s family and friends can finally find some peace and solace knowing the killers will be behind bars and can be thankful for the diligent work of the Michigan State Police in solving the case.

Let us back track to 2017, in the months and years before these three defendants were arrested a local police department was handling the investigation. This department zeroed in on one suspect and one suspect only:  K.M., Egypt’s ex-boyfriend.  When police detained him and began to pressure him for hours, he called and retained Dan Geherin, a criminal defense attorney in Washtenaw County to represent him.  Despite efforts to cooperate with the investigators, Dan and his team received nothing but resistance from police. The police continued to focus on K.M., labeling him a “person of interest” and releasing his name to the press. They released his name despite no physical evidence tying him to the offense and no motive.  Dan and his team even provided information from his OnStar service showing his truck was nowhere near the victim’s house at the time of the murder), but police continued to only focus on him---even telling Mr. Geherin that “we know he’s guilty, he should spare the family the pain and just confess!”

Can you imagine what it’s like to have the police falsely accuse you of a crime, let alone MURDER?  To have the weight of the government, with all its resources, bearing down on you and threatening arrest and lifetime incarceration?  To have people in the community refuse to talk to you; write on social media that you’re a murderer; make threats to kill you?  The answer is no, none of us can imagine that fear, anxiety, and pain. K.M. went through hell and back---and besides family, the only allies he had in this fight were his criminal defense attorneys.  

Dan and his team met with private investigators to help prove K.M.’s innocence; protecting him from police harassment; and advised strategy with the media and police to rightfully deflect scrutiny from him, because he was 100% innocent of these allegations. Years later, State Police did their jobs and arrested and convicted the real guilty parties.  K.M. could finally  breathe a sigh of relief—even though his name had been dragged through the mud and his life turned upside down.  

Dan, owner of the Geherin Law Group PLLC. is an ex-prosecutor and board-certified criminal defense attorney in Washtenaw County with over 25 years’ experience in the criminal justice system. Dan has handled thousands of criminal defense cases throughout Southeastern Michigan. In many cases, clients were arrested or charged on flimsy evidence or “suspicion” of wrongdoing. It becomes Dan and his team’s responsibility to try to clear their clients of wrongdoing. While not many clients are falsely accused of murder, even being unjustly accused of a misdemeanor can have devastating effects on your psyche. It’s imperative that if you find yourself staring down a false allegation, you should retain a skilled, dedicated, and experienced criminal defense attorney like K.M. did. Not to overstate it, but that decision can be the difference between clearing your name and a lifetime in prison.  

Geherin Law Group has the experience, skills, and resources to match the prosecution. For any criminal case in Ann Arbor or throughout Washtenaw County, please contact Dan Geherin and his firm at GLG Michigan. They’re available 24/7, and will put their 25+ years criminal justice experience to work in protecting your interests. Schedule a free consultation online, or call 24/7 (734) 263-2780.   

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