Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Justice for one party

Herb Whitlock, who was convicted of murder 21 years ago, walked free today. I wrote about him a few months ago, and my work on his case as a college student.

This is one time in my life, where I honestly almost gave up hope. I always believed he was innocent, but I just didn't know how to convince the state of Illinois. Years of prayers were answered, and today he met his grandson for the first time.

The gospel of John didn't let us down: the truth will set you free.


shanebevel said...

Fantastic Diane... congrats to you and your class.

Diane Haag said...

We didn't really do anything except raise some awareness of his plight. My friend Greg was actually there when Herb was released, and said he seemed to be doing well.