Sean’s Story

My name is Sean O’Brien; I have been wrongfully imprisoned for 14 years…

At the age of 16 I was arrested on charges of first degree-felony murder in El Dorado County California. Besides the confessions of two young men and a handful of their friends the police have nothing to base their suspicion on. To this day they have even less. There is not one piece of factual evidence to substantiate any of their claims.  Yet I have been convicted of a crime I did not commit after a trial where I was not defended by a lawyer who has provided a 19 page declaration outlining his inability to properly defend me. I have now been in wrongfully imprisoned for over 14 years because of it, sentenced to Life Without the Possibility of Parole at the age of 16.

Every issue with my case stems from a complete lack of respect for the law by the the prosecuting attorneys, the judges, and the police investigators involved.  Along with my original defense counsel’s inability to provide and adequate defense; both because of their lack of legal knowledge and severe misconduct committed by the prosecution. Justice is no longer blind in this great nation, truth is no longer sought out. The judicial process has become a game is legal politics with one aim: to insure career stability and advancement of the most ambitious.

I have not given up fighting for my life, to regain my freedom. Each day is another opportunity to right what has been wrong for so very long.  The truth will be heard. I will be set free.

This is my story- our story…and it’s not over yet.



 “Then you will know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” John 8:32

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