A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q.  What is your name? 
A.  My name is Melvin DeJesus 
 

Q.  Why are you in prison?  
A.  I am in prison for the first degree murder conviction in the death of Margaret Midkiff. 
 

Q.  When will you be released? 
A.  The courts have sentenced me to life without the possibility of parole. 
 

Q.  How long have you been incarcerated? 
A.  I have been in prison for approximately sixteen (16) years.
 

Q.  How old were you when you were arrested? 
A.  I was arrested when I was 24 years old. 
 

Q.  Did you commit this crime, or were you involved in any way? 
A.  No, I never committed, nor did I participate in anyway.
 

Q.  Why were you convicted of this crime, and was there any evidence against you or your brother?
A.  The court convicted us on the word of Brandon Gohagen.  He was the prosecutor's main witness and the owner of the "semen" that linked him to the crime.  Furthermore, there is absolutely no physical evidence connecting us (DeJesus brothers) to this crime.

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Q.  What is your name? 
A.  My name is George DeJesus.
 

Q.  Why are you in prison?  
A.  I have been convicted of first degree murder conviction for the death of Margaret Midkiff. 
 

Q.  When will you be released? 
A.  I have been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. 
 

Q.  How long have you been incarcerated? 
A.  I have been in prison for around seventeen (17) years. 
 

Q.  How old were you when you were arrested? 
A.  I was arrested when I was 17.
 

Q.  Did you commit this crime, or were you involved in any way? 
A.  No, I did not commit this crime, nor did I have any involvement.  In fact, I was clueless as to who committed this crime until the DNA test revealed Brandon Gohagen had been involved.  I was totally surprised, hurt and disgusted.
 

Q.  Why were you convicted of this crime, and was there any evidence against you or your brother?  
A.  There is absolutely no physical evidence connecting us to this crime.  In fact, there was DNA testing done in this case, which excluded us.  We were accused of committing this crime by a man named Brandon Gohagen.  Gohagen's DNA was a match to the semen left at the crime scene.  Gohagen made a deal with the prosecution to testify against my brother and myself.  In exchange, he doesn't have to spend the rest of his life in prison.

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An Interview with George DeJesus

 

An Interview with Melvin DeJesus