Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd represent Shainne Sharp, one of the 5 teen-aged boys convicted and sentenced to 20-30 years in prison for the 1992 brutal rape and murder of a 14 year old girl. The federal civil rights lawsuit states that DNA evidence recovered from inside the young girl’s body and re-tested in 2011, matched that of a 33 year-old rapist and murderer and finally helped to exonerate all of the 5 men. The innocent boys were taken from their parents and spent a combined 80 years in prison for a crime they had nothing to do with. The only evidence against the boys who ranged in age from 14 to 17 was police coerced confessions, obtained after days of grueling isolated, parent-less, attorney-less, interrogation, threats and false promises.
CHICAGO IS THE FALSE CONFESSION CAPITAL: SEE ’60 MINUTES’ REPORT ON FALSE CONFESSIONS AND THE DIXMOOR 5 CASE