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.
During the two years that T.J. Jimenez unleashed chaos on the West Side, there were at least nineteen shootings and four murders allegedly tied to his crew. Now, Jimenez is back behind bars on gun and attempted murder charges.
With his money, Jimenez could have done anything. Instead, he built a gang, unleashed chaos, shot a guy on video, and ended up back in jail. And the big question is … why?
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