Elisha Anderson, Detroit Free Press

Elisha Anderson

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Elisha:

Man sentenced to life for fire that killed 5 children freed from prison

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald announced her office will not retry Juwan Deering during a hearing Thursday. → Read More

Convictions overturned for man sentenced to life for fire that killed 5 children

Deering, 50, will remain behind bars, at least for now. → Read More

Man convicted of killing 5 kids in Royal Oak Township fire could be freed

Juwan Deering, 50, has a court hearing scheduled in Oakland County Circuit Court. → Read More

Wayne County Prosecutor: Office is in 'crisis mode' and caseloads are 'inhumane'

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says caseloads are "inhumane" in her office. → Read More

Metro Detroit's summer makes record books for heat, rain

The summer of 2021 was the seventh wettest and ninth warmest on record for metro Detroit, according to the National Weather Service. → Read More

New report in controversial murder case could put Michigan prisoner closer to freedom

A review finds prosecutorial misconduct in case that convicted Juwan Deering, 50, in a fire that killed five children. → Read More

Oakland County leaders support launching conviction integrity unit

The units investigate claims of innocence to determine whether new evidence shows a person had been wrongfully convicted. → Read More

Deadly arson case leads Oakland Co. prosecutor to hire counsel to investigate her office

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said prosecutors appear to have cut corners to convict a man of a arson and murder. → Read More

Heartbreaking deaths of Michigan’s earliest COVID-19 victims: Stories reveal the true toll

Thousands are mourning the loss of a loved one because of COVID-19. Here's how the virus spread all over metro Detroit — and devastated families. → Read More

Outdoor visits allowed at nursing homes in Michigan starting next week

Covid-19 kept many visitors away from in-person trips to nursing homes. A new state order in Michigan will change that, but still restrictions apply. → Read More

State task force endorses restructured centers for nursing home residents afflicted by COVID-19

Data shows about one in three coronavirus-related deaths in Michigan occurred in nursing homes. Here's what a state task force recommends. → Read More

'White Boy Rick' Richard Wershe Jr. freed after 3 decades locked up

Richard Wershe Jr. worked as a young informant for law enforcement but spent the past three decades locked up. Find out what where he's planning to go. → Read More

1,900 flags memorialize nursing home residents, workers who died from coronavirus

There were 1,900 purple flags spread out over the grass along East Grand Boulevard in Detroit Thursday. → Read More

Nursing home residents account for 34% of Michigan's COVID-19-related deaths

There have been 1,947 deaths of nursing home residents with COVID-19 and 20 deaths of staffers, according to state data released Monday. → Read More

State worker had PPO against man accused in Whitmer, Nessel death threat case

2 women had sought PPOs against Robert Tesh weeks before he is accused of threatening to kill Gov. Whitmer and Attorney General Nessel → Read More

When it comes to nursing home deaths, state data tells only part of the story

The toll of COVID-19 on nursing homes in Michigan is unclear because of the lack of available state data. The state says more data to be collected. → Read More

MSP pays out $2M to settle whistleblower lawsuit by former internal affairs boss

Now-retired 1st Lt. Twana Powell said in a whistleblower lawsuit that she experienced race and sex discrimination. → Read More

Murder convictions tossed, so 2 men walk free and right into quarantine

Prosecutors said they found a very "troubling pattern of behavior from the original lead detective." → Read More

Death toll rises as coronavirus sweeps through Michigan nursing homes

There have been hundreds of confirmed coronavirus cases and dozens of deaths at nursing homes in Michigan, the Free Press has found. → Read More

Coronavirus: COVID-19 Infects Nursing Home Elderly And Staff In Michigan

There have been hundreds of confirmed coronavirus cases and dozens of deaths at nursing homes in Michigan, the Detroit Free Press has found. → Read More