Freed man sues

La­monte McIn­tyre spent 23 years in prison for mur­ders he didn’t com­mit


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas man who spent 23 years in prison for a dou­ble mur­der he didn’t com­mit was tar­get­ted be­cause his mother re­buffed a homi­cide de­tec­tive’s sex­ual ad­vances and was convicted af­ter a bo­gus po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion, ac­cord­ing to a law­suit.

La­monte McIn­tyre, 42, and his 64-year-old mother Rose Lee McIn­tyre filed the law­suit Thurs­day in fed­eral court.

McIn­tyre was 17 in 1994 when he was ar­rested in Kansas City in the deaths of 21-year-old Doniel Quinn and 34-year-old Don­ald Ew­ing. They were shot in broad day­light in a drug-in­fested neigh­bour­hood. McIn­tyre was sen­tenced to two life sen­tences in their deaths, but he was freed last year af­ter the district at­tor­ney found he had been sub­ject to a “manifest in­jus­tice” in the case.

No phys­i­cal ev­i­dence linked McIn­tyre to the crime and he didn’t know the vic­tims. The suit blames his ar­rest on a “dirty cop ” iden­ti­fied as Roger Gol­ub­ski, who “used the power of his badge to ex­ploit vul­ner­a­ble black women.”

Gol­ub­ski, who rose through the ranks to de­tec­tive and cap­tain be­fore re­tir­ing, co­erced Rose Lee McIn­tyre into oral sex in a po­lice sta­tion af­ter a traf­fic stop in the late 1980s and ha­rassed her so much when she re­buffed ad­di­tional ad­vances that she moved and changed her phone num­ber.

The dou­ble homi­cide in­ves­ti­ga­tion quickly fo­cused on her son, even though he was taller and had shorter hair than the ini­tial wit­ness de­scrip­tions. The suit said the in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­volved “no bona fide po­lice work.”

Gol­ub­ski helped one wit­ness find a new apart­ment in ex­change for falsely iden­ti­fy­ing the teen and threat­ened to have her chil­dren taken away if she didn’t tes­tify, the suit says.

The law­suit says the real killer was a drug en­forcer known as Mon­ster, who is cur­rently serv­ing a 33-year sen­tence for mur­der and drug of­fences. The suit said Gol­ub­ski also worked closely with drug king­pins to pro­tect their in­ter­ests in ex­change for money or drugs, which he would use to buy sex.

“Whether to re­tal­i­ate against Rose McIn­tyre for spurn­ing his ad­vances, to pro­tect Mon­ster’s drug bosses from pros­e­cu­tion, to quickly close a dou­ble homi­cide, or all three, Gol­ub­ski, hisco-in­ves­ti­ga­tors, and his su­per­vi­sors framed La­monte McIn­tyre for the crimes,” the suit said, adding that the vic­tims’ fam­i­lies be­lieved La­monte McIn­tyre was in­no­cent through­out.

A po­lice spokesman said the de­part­ment is re­view­ing the law­suit. Gol­ub­ski’s at­tor­ney, Paul Mor­ri­son, did not re­spond to a phone mes­sage seek­ing com­ment.


La­monte McIn­tyre, who was im­pris­oned for 23 years for a 1994 dou­ble mur­der in Kansas he didn’t com­mit, is seen with his mother, Rosie McIn­tyre. McIn­tyre and his mother filed a law­suit al­leg­ing La­monte was tar­geted af­ter his mother re­buffed a homi­cide de­tec­tive’s sex­ual ad­vances.

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