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Kenneth Grondin

20-year-old Andrea Eilber was found shot to death  in 2011.

Her boyfriend, Kenneth Grondin, was convicted of her murder.

His family maintains he didn’t do it.

“He was OK because he knew that he was innocent and that it would all work out,” said Kenneth’s mother, April Grondin.

It’s not the holiday season the Grondin family envisioned.

They were sure their son, 23-year-old Kenneth, would be cleared of murder charges this past October, but instead, a jury found him guilty of murdering Eilber.

“I think they had their mind made up as soon as they found her body,” April said.

They’re convinced someone else pulled the trigger on Eilber while she was house-sitting in Lapeer County’s Mayfield Township.

Source December 28, 2015

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Justin Wolfe

Justin Wolfe was charged with capital murder for allegedly hiring someone to kill Daniel Petrole Jr., in 2001. Prince William County prosecutors theorized that Wolfe, who was 19 at the time and sold marijuana that he purchased from Petrole, murdered his drug supplier because he owed Petrole vast amounts of money. Rather than pay up, they claimed, Wolfe arranged a hit on the drug boss, allegedly choosing Owen Barber IV as his triggerman. In addition to Barber’s testimony implicating Wolfe, the cops were able to link Wolfe, Barber, and Petrole to the drug ring via phone records. In 2002, a jury in Prince William County, Virginia, convicted Wolfe and sentenced him to death. He’s been in prison since his arrest in 2001, and on death row for most of that time. In 2005, he came within two weeks of being executed.

In the summer of 2011, Raymond A. Jackson, a federal district judge in Norfolk, vacated the murder conviction and Wolfe’s death sentence.

What led Judge Jackson to make that decision? For one thing, Barber recanted his testimony. Barber was the main witness against Wolfe at trial, and the only one who testified to the murder-for-hire. But in 2005, he completely disavowed the story he told at trial, swearing that he had lied about Wolfe hiring him to kill Petrole only after the cops threatened him with the death penalty. It was the police, Barber said, who cooked up the idea that Wolfe was the mastermind behind the murder-for-hire.

Source & Read More : Article Nov 2014 “Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?”

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Justin Wolfe admits role in drug dealer’s slaying, enters guilty plea after stint on death row March 29, 2016

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Justin Wolfe sentenced to serve 41 years in prison for 2001 murder
July 20, 2016