He wasn't convicted because the prosecution couldn't find a witness that could testify they saw Lewis stabbing the victim. But there were plenty of witnesses who verified that Lewis was present. Plus, they had him on obstruction of justice, aiding and abetting, and probably accessory to murder.
Ultimately, the prosecutors gave Ray a deal he couldn't refuse.
"What (Michigan coaches) told me is that they're focusing on point guards right now, but if anything opens up, they'll definitely come back on and recruit me as hard as they were," said Towns