Beaten to Death by Federal Agents who then tried to cover their tracks by claiming suicide
Take a good, hard look at this picture - a defenseless man in State custody is brutally beaten to death by agents of the State, who then cover up the evidence of their crime, claiming suicide by the victim! In a clear case of mistaken identity following the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, Kenney Trentadue was taken into custody during a manhunt for John Doe #2, interrogated and beaten from his head down to the soles of his feet until his last breath was snuffed out, still in State custody. The real John Doe #2, Richard Lee Guthrie fared no better - arrested a few months after his mistaken predecessor was murdered, Guthrie was found hanging in his cell shortly before he was due to testify. Witnesses set to testify about the abuses are denied protection and die in mysterious circumstances!
No one listening to Jesse Trentadue recount his extraordinary journey in trying to uncover the truth about what was done to his brother can fail to marvel at his efforts to bring his torturers to justice! Every trick in the book was used in concealing evidence, lying to the courts, intimidating witnesses, even targeting Jesse himself for criminal investigation - after 17 long years he battles on for justice. Along the way he discovered much about the State's own involvement and cover-up in the bombings!
When agents of the State can beat and torture a suspect to death while avoiding justice by controlling what a court of law is able to see, we all are in grave jeopardy! When your only crime is fitting the same physical description, then Kenney Trentadue's fate can befall anyone at some time in the future!
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