Man cleared of ’92 double homicide suing city

A man who was falsely imprisoned for two decades is now suing the city of Chicago. 42-year-old Deon Patrick was wrongly convicted in a 1992 double murder. “I want the people who put me there intentionally to experience everything I’ve experienced,” Patrick said at a press conference today where his attorney announced a federal lawsuit against the city. The suit alleges, among other things, the then 20-year-old Patrick was denied the right to have an attorney present during interrogation. “It starts to play on you and you’re sitting in this room by yourself and they’re not allowing you any interaction with anybody else,” Patrick said of his false confession. “Eventually you’re going to say something to try and better your situation.” For now, Patrick says he’s reconnecting with family and hoping to go to school to become a counselor.

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  • Kimberly Raymond

    Thank you jesus!!! My aunt was wrongly convicted of murder in 93 and she is still there. She was interrogated for 72 hours with no option of an attorney As well. She is being charged with first degree murder and robbery and was convicted and sentenced to 99 years. The victim died of a heart attack that was supposedly triggered by the robbery plus he had a heart disease he left home with ten dollars in his wallet which the wife testified to and returned with the same ten dollars. This has been so hurtful to our family we are just stunned. Appeals are being denied we just don’t understand she doesn’t even have any previous convictions so this is really happening in this world so anyone who has been blessed to be helped is a blessing.

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