It’s a cruel sociological experiment. Lock up a 13-year-old boy for a murder that he swore he didn’t commit. Release him as a 30-year-old man. Then, give him $25 million. New from WBEZ Chicago, Motive is a true crime podcast hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Frank Main, with original reporting from the Chicago Sun-Times.
What was T.J.'s Jimenez' childhood like before he was sent to prison? In this episode, his mother describes trying her best to keep her son from joining a gang. And a childhood friend describes what it was like on the streets in the early '90s, when gang violence was out of control in Chicago.
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