Efren Paredes, Jr. Resentencing Hearing Support Letter

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Diane Lesley-Neuman
1 month ago
THe man is innocent and should never have been convicted in the first place.

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Angela Cook
Jan 14, 2021
I strongly feel as though life without parole for a child is absolutely unnecessary

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Kathleen Drury
Dec 3, 2020
Efrèn Paredes Jr deserves at least a new trial and definitely to be relieved of the juveniles life without parole sentence as per the SCOTUS ruling.

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jill paulus
Dec 1, 2020
Having read who this young man has become regarding all he has accomplished, I can see no reason he is imprisoned. I hope he can be free to use his talents and skills in the world.

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Diane Bukowski
Nov 9, 2020
Diane Bukowski Editor Voice of Detroit Newspaper. Now is the time for Efren Paredes Jr.'s release, as COVID sweeps through MDOC, turning JLWOP sentences into death sentences for those who remain in prison despite the U.S. Supreme Court rulings outlawing mandatory JLWOP. Voice of Detroit has been covering the case of Efren Paredes Jr. for many years. Previously, the Michigan Citizen newspaper, where I was a reporter, did extensive coverage. Efren Paredes is a most caring, loving individual who was sentenced as a 16-year-old child to LWOP and will be an asset to the community upon his release.!

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William Westerman
Oct 14, 2020
mistakes made in youth should not ruin a life forever and in this case individual still maintains innocence

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William Lardner
Oct 8, 2020
Grew up with his family

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Deborah Ireland
Oct 2, 2020
To be sentenced as a juvenile to life in prison is extremely unjust. Efren deserves better, and the court should grant him his freedom.

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Teresa Kelly
Oct 1, 2020
Effren has demonstrated for years that he is a contributing and productive member of the society to which he finds himself confined. He will carry the skills he has learned and productively shared into society. His family needs him. He deserves the opportunity to live a free life.

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Sharon Patton
Oct 1, 2020
I’m signing because I think it’s criminal to hold a juvenile for life.