About Our Co-Founder
Not Bitter... Just Better!
“Miracle Man” Darryl Burton was wrongly convicted of a St. Louis, Missouri, murder in 1984. He was proven innocent and exonerated August 29, 2008, after serving over 24 years in prison as an innocent man. He emerged with little hope and assistance to pick up the pieces of his shattered life.
Darryl's miracle story of how he rose out of this pit to become a pastor at the largest United Methodist Church in the US, is the catalyst that founded Miracle of Innocence (MOI), a 501(c)(3) organization "seeking justice and comprehensive care for the innocent." Not satisfied to simply be grateful, Darryl is giving back to help those still behind bars by raising funds and awareness, bringing about change, hope, and forgiveness.
Co-Founder, Lamonte McIntyre
"Keep it Moving"
Lamonte McIntyre, was wrongly convicted in 1994 for a double murder he never committed at the age of 17 in Wyandotte, KS. Lamonte was exonerated on October 13, 2017 at the age of 41 after serving 23 years as an innocent man. Since Lamonte's release he continues to share his story of wrongful conviction. Lamonte testified in front of Kansas State Legislators in an effort to compensate the wrongfully convicted.
Lamonte graduated from Headlines Barber Academy in October, 2018 with his barber license, he continues to work at Headlines where is now co-owner and a student instructor. While at Headlines, Lamonte has organized back to school events, food and coat drives in the community.
Lamonte attends Penn Valley Metropolitan Community College pursuing a degree in Business. Lamonte connected with Darryl Burton prior to his release, once freed they connected and together they set out on a mission to free the wrongfully convicted, starting with Miracle of Innocence.
We are developing a team of skilled professionals and volunteers to work with our Miracle of Innocence board members and founders to provide the best care for our clients and their families. You too can join us in our cause for justice. Click on the button below to learn more about ways you can serve.