Father of 9 children, 37 yr old sentenced to 25-50yrs based on attorney neglect. MUST READ. This is a case from Nov 12,1997. My son was 16 yrs old, his friend Myesha was 15 yrs old. Along with a few other friends these “kids” cut class. Left school around 2nd or 3rd hour, went to the “skip house” as quoted per Myesha on Somerset between Warren & Mack (which happen to be where my sister, Chad aunt lived). They knew she would be at work. Chad attended Roseville Highschool, Myesha attended Finney Highschool, which was not far from Somerset. One of their mutual friends Dion/aka Popcorn lived directly in front of my sister house on Somerset. Chad only knew Dion as “popcorn”. Ok they had consensual sex as Myesha stated in her statement. Chad went back to school. Myesha and her friendgirl didnot return back to school. That same day around 9:30pm Myesha said she walked her friendgirl halfway Hm down Chalmers street in Detroit. This is where she stayed she was attacked, a bag placed over her head and a gun put to the back of her head & pulled into an alley where she was raped. She stated after he was done he asked her how old she was and she said she lied and told him 13; she said he then told her she was to young to be out that late, and to get up put her clothes on and run the opposite direction and don’t look back. She stated he was a older man maybe in his 20’s 175lbs 5’11. (One of the photos posted is Chad at age 16 holding his baby brother Jeremy). Fast Forward: Myesha, gets to her mom, they contact the police. Go to Hospital where a rape kit is obtained. (Keep in mind she and Chad had sex earlier that same day). Now in 2013 approx 11,000 rape kits was found in a old warehouse in the city of Detroit. Kym Worthy received funding to process and convict where warranted. A day after I received notice that my elder brother wife and 2 of his children was killed in a car accident, 7 US Marshall’s came to my home, searched looking for Chad. I was able to make contact with Chad the following day, he was shocked and had no idea why they was looking for him. He contacted the detective and volunterly turned himself in. It was several hrs before he was told why he was there. He was shown a “MUGSHOT “ of Myesha from 2015 and asked if he knew her. (Not a photo from 1997) Chad stated many times he didnot know that person. They told him “well your DNA was found on her rape kit”. Chad told me the girl looked a mess on the mugshot and he knew for sure he had not been with her. They still didnot tell him this was from 1997. However, they placed him under arrest for sexual assault, with 500,000.00 bond. Chad was given a court appointed attorney, that made contact with him almost 2 wks after being jailed. Meanwhile they go to court, Chad saw Myesha and immediately told his attorney that he did know her. His attorney didnot document that notification. Myesha, saw Chad in court and reported to the prosecutor that she knew him. It was at that time that she wrote a statement about their friendship and sexual relationship. The prosecutor emailed the statement to Chad attorney. CHAD ATTORNEY DIONNE COX DIDNOT SUBMITT THE STATEMENT INTO EVIDENCE BY THE COURT DEADLINE, SO IT COULD NOT BE USED AS EVIDENCE IN HIS FAVOR. His attorney stated that she put it in the wrong file by mistake and wasn’t aware of it in time. Judge Wanda Evans refused to allow it in late. At this time the prosecutor is excited! She offers Chad 9-24yrs as a plead. Chad, was like no way, I never raped anyone. During his trial his attorney Advised him not to take the stand in his defense. She mention that there was another unknown male sperm also found on the kit, but not tested. She also mentioned there was unidentifed DNA also found on the kit, but not tested. She didnot ask for pictures of Chad or Myesha from 1997. She didnot call any of their mutual friends in as witnesses on his behave. Her closing statement was weak and seem intentional because she was supposedly leaving that evening headed to China. She never went to speak to Chad after the jury found him guilty. He was devastated. But, he held his head up knowing that he was Innocence and trusting that God would not allow this to be so. Without the jury having knowledge of Myesha statement he was found guilty and sentenced to 25-50yrs in prison. Which at 37 yrs of age is a Life sentence. Chad has already applied for an Appeal, no it wasn’t automatically done for him. However, he will again receive a court appointed attorney. Our family can not afford an Appeal Attorney, they r very expensive. We where given a referral for one of Michigan Best. This is why we are asking for your help. This was unjust. Our family is hurting deeply over this matter. Chad, has a son that will graduate Highschool 2018; this event he will miss, all based on an attorney neglect and poor representation. I plead with anyone that’s willing to help us get Chad Hm to his family. No amount is to small. Chad realizes that this is not a bad dream that he will soon awake from. He’s on a level 4, which means that he’s locked down/up for 23 hrs a day. He has already had several fights while jailed as it relates to this case and what it stands for in jail. He’s going to be ok. I Pray that the blood of Jesus will cover him. We just need your help. It’s him today; with a Justice system such as ours it can be u and your family tomorrow. I’m doing everything I possibly can, I’m even writing the White House! Yep! Someone will hear this and in some way help my son. But, for those of u that’s willing to help; I say thank you, May God Bless for your gifts. We as a family will never forget your kindness.