9: Batman On The West Side

T.J. Jimenez
Tyris Ferguson, a member of T.J. Jimenez’s crew, was killed on Nov. 19, 2014. The Pontiac Grand Prix he was in was riddled with bullets — at least 27. Chicago Sun-Times files
T.J. Jimenez
Tyris Ferguson, a member of T.J. Jimenez’s crew, was killed on Nov. 19, 2014. The Pontiac Grand Prix he was in was riddled with bullets — at least 27. Chicago Sun-Times files

9: Batman On The West Side

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.

Now a multi-millionaire, T.J. could have done anything. But he called himself Batman and started a violent gang war.

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