​​​​​​My name is Matthew Echevarria I was wrongfully convicted,

sentenced to 50 years, and incarcerated for a crime I DID NOT commit.
On June 20, 1999 at 3:18 AM, a white male 20 years old

named Robert Mirabella from Elmwood Park

was fatally shot at 7109 W. Grand Ave Chicago, IL 

while hanging out by some cars, eating and drinking with friends.
The suspects involved were described as male Hispanics.

There were 4-5 perpetrators, the shooter was described

to police by TWO eyewitnesses at the scene 

as having a "green winged dragon tattoo" on his left shoulder.
I do not have a dragon tattoo.

This can be verified at the IDOC website. Witnesses stated that these perpetrators came out of Nick's Grill, a Mexican restaurant, located on the 7000 block of West Grand Ave.

The perpetrators had an altercation with

the victim Robert and his group of friends. 

One of the suspects fatally shot Robert in the chest.

40 days later on July 30, 1999

The Police asked my mother to have me go to the

25th district police station for questioning.

I did so on my own accord to find out what they wanted. 

The result was being denied a request for an attorney or a phone call, subjected to repeated interrogations, and deprived of sleep

for the next 48 hours,  20 of those hours I was handcuffed

to the wall sitting on a metal bench. I was identified in a questionable lineup by, charged with, and subsequently found guilty

of first degree murder, and sentenced to 50 years in prison.

I also became a victim of the this tragedy and miscarriage of justice.

THE ACTUAL MURDERER REMAINS AT LARGE!
NONE OF THE OTHER SUSPECTS WERE SOUGHT BY POLICE!

I have proclaimed my innocence from day one. 

I am reaching out to the community asking for help.
If anyone has
any information relating to the

ACTUAL suspects involved in this murder,
please contact me

 Website, Facebook, TwitterEmail,

or call (847) 957-8050.

​​   HELP ME PLEASE   I AM INNOCENT 

​​​​​​Email: freematthew1999@yahoo.com

Phone: (847) 957-8050

All names and contact info 
will be kept confidential

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