Lydell Grant Biography – Wiki
Lydell Grant is identified as the old suspect who st*bbled 28-year-old Aaron Scheerhoorn to d*ath in 2010, and has been freed on bond last month after a new analysis of DNA found on the victim’s fingernails pointed to his innocence in the k*k*lllling of 28-year-old Aaron Scheerhoorn.
He is 42 years old.
Lydell Grant Suspect
According to reports, authortities will start the process to exonerate a Houston man who was convicted in a 2010 m*rder case that investigators now believe was committed by someone else.
Authorities undertook a new investigation, and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office said Friday that Grant has been removed as a suspect and another person has been arrested in Scheerhoorn’s death.
Aaron Scheerhoorn News K*ller Arrested
Grant has served 7 years of a life sentence. Authorities now believe 41-year-old Jermarico Carter is the suspect m*rderer.
Houston police detectives learned Carter had been near the club where Scheerhoorn sought help after being k*lled.
Police say Scheerhoorn was turned away from the club and witnesses at the time told investigators they saw Grant stab him several more times before fleeing. Grant was convicted in 2012.
Authorities tracked down Carter in Georgia, where he was arrested Thursday. Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg claimed Carter has admitted to k*lling Scheerhoorn.
Houston police Chief Art Acevedo claimed the new m*rderer of Carter ‘will help bring closure to the families of Mr Grant and Mr. Scheerhoorn’.
The fingernail evidence was retested with more advanced technology than had been available during the initial investigation.
The retesting resulted in a hit on the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System that pointed to Carter.
While the new evidence will be presented before a judge in Houston, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals will have the final say in declaring Grant innocent of m*rder.