I was wrongly convicted of Ken Dolezsar’s murder in 2010, and I am still sitting in prison. My name is Eugene Christopher Wright. I go by Chris.
Why speak out only just now, in 2021?
The short answer: Because I have nothing left to lose. Because I have been told so many times to keep quiet and let the process work while my life wastes away that I no longer believe anything I am told.
In 2021 I agreed to let Dateline do a show about my case. I decided to do so despite my attorney’s strenuous objections. Since then I have had one attorney after another telling me to be quiet. None of them have done me any good.
The one thing that has helped me was the Dateline. As it turns out, the people who are responsible both for Ken’s death and my being blamed for it have always been terrible people. People who know those people contact me and give me information that helps me put together what happened.
At this point, I have a great group of people helping me to find and present evidence that will eventually set me free. The legal system will never set me free on its own. What we have learned since the Dateline in 2012 will blow your mind. It will also make your blood boil that I am still in prison.