Roosevelt was convicted of murder and attempted robbery back in 1996, to this day he still maintains his innocence. The state's star witness has come forward stating that she was coerced by a detective to say that Mr. Myles was the culprit. It is also believed that the same detective, who has a history of misconduct, bribed another witness with drugs or money for drugs, to falsely testify against Mr. Myles. The council failed to present evidence that another person could have committed the crime, like the state's star witness's ex-boyfriend who was known as a dangerous gang member, and had recently threatened the victim. The mother of the state's star witness was not called to testify that she had heard her daughter say over and over again that, "it was a light skinned man" who had shot the victim. Mr. Myles is a dark skinned man. The counsel also failed to present evidence of an alibi witness, who states that he talked to Mr Myles, and saw him enter into a residence before the gun shots. After hearing the gun shots, five minutes later the witness saw Mr. Myles leaving the residence. There is also no evidence linking Mr. Myles to the crime that was committed.