Target: Chicago, Illinois Chief of Police John J. Roberts
Goal: Find and charge whoever killed a wrongfully imprisoned man.
A 40-year-old Chicago man was reportedly wrongfully imprisoned for 17 years over a murder he didn’t commit. He was set free after the DNA recovered from a mask left at the crime scene came back as belonging to someone else. Only three years after being set free, he was reportedly shot several times and killed after a man began arguing with him.
A suspect in the murder was arrested, but so far no charges have been made. It’s possible he was murdered for money as he’d previously told his family that he considered moving because he was afraid someone would try stealing his money.
This poor man had 17 years of his life wasted in prison when he didn’t even commit the crime he was imprisoned for. It’s a tragedy that he only got to live three years of freedom before being gunned down like this. He was given a $200,000 and a certificate of innocence, but was in the middle of a multimillion dollar federal lawsuit against the police department and city.
This senseless crime must be met with the most severe punishment the law will allow. With that said, please urge the Police Chief to utilize all available resources to find out who killed this poor man and bring him justice by helping ensure the man responsible for this tragic murder is found and arrested.
Dear Chief of Police John J. Roberts,
A man was wrongfully imprisoned for 17 years and now he’s been gunned down and killed. The remaining life he had left was filled with dreams of opening his own restaurant, but instead his life was wasted for nothing. As his mother told reporters, he had a second shot at life and even it was snatched away from him.
This man’s situation is a tragedy and now, the only thing that can be done for him is justice. His family deserves to get closure and justice for their loved one’s senseless murder. That is why we urge you to do everything possible to make sure the killer is found and punished.
[Your Name Here]
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