County of Conviction: MercerConvicted of: 1st Degree Murder
Time served: 18 years
WVIP Involvement: Client, granted parole
Kenneth Manns was serving a life sentence for first-degree murder and sexual assault in Mercer County. Due to faulty forensic evidence, WVIP students obtained a re-sentencing and lesser sentence for Manns, making him immediately eligible for parole. Manns was released in July 2014, becoming the WVIP’s first client to be granted parole.