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.
T.J. Jimenez was released from prison in 2009, but his freedom didn’t last long. In 2015, he was sentenced to prison again for shooting a man in the legs. Why would he do that? We begin our story outside the federal jail in downtown Chicago.
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