"he was physically and psychologically tortured into confessing to a killing he didn't commit. ... Officers punched Hobbs and pushed him to the ground in the hours leading up to his confession"We're talking about a man who had very recently found out his daughter was dead. He was emotionally destroyed, and the Lake County Sheriff's department took full advantage of Hobb's grief. My personal run-ins with the Lake County Sheriff's police have left me feeling they are abusive of their power to a high degree. The system in Lake County is fundamentally broken, it can't be fixed, it must be uprooted and replaced. I am moving to escape this kind of horrible dead end, but eventually if people wish to be free they will have to make a stand against the judges, prosecutors and police of Lake County Illinois, and I can guarantee it will not be pretty. Hobbs has this to say about the Lake County system:
"I'm upset with the way the system runs in Lake County"
Shortly after they had this dangerous Hobbs character behind bars at the Lake County Jail, possibly one of the most inhumane places for anyone to be imprisoned, some DNA evidence returned that matched someone else, not Jerry Hobbs:
prosecutors knew about the DNA evidence as early as 2006
Because the prosecutor in Lake County is Michael Waller, the plans to continue the trial were set in stone, I imagine he would have found a way to disallow DNA evidence for use by the defense.
Critics say Michael Waller and his staff have ignored or played down genetic material when it points away from suspects in their cross hairs
Now Jerry Hobbs is released, and living in Texas. His lawsuit is reported to be for "A lot of money"