WHEREAS, the Minnesota Innocence project and Citizen against Judicial Injustice (CAJI) have been involved and support Richard Lafuente’s freedom from Prison; and

WHEREAS, Richard Lafuente has served 22 years for a crime he did not commit; and

WHEREAS, On August 28, 1983, Eddie Peltier was brutally murdered in North Dakota at the Fort Tottem Indian Reservation; and

WHEREAS, Richard Lafuente has been denied parole unless he signs a form or confession of guilt; and

WHEREAS, Richard Lafuente will not sign a confession because he states that he is not guilty; and

WHEREAS, Texas Monthly Magazine wrote a story about Richard Lafuente Plight for Justice; and

WHEREAS, all of Eddie Peltier’s family have stated that Richard Lafuente is innocent and that he did not murder Eddie and Richard Lafuente should be set free; and

WHEREAS, all the new evidence and witnesses are not being heard by the Prosecution and continue to do an injustice to Richard Lafuente; and

WHEREAS, the Minnesota Innocence Project and CAJI prays that the League of United Latin American Citizens, adopt the resolution for Richard Lafuente “Plight for Justice”; and

THEREFORE, we are asking the “League of United Latin American Citizens” to be involved in Richard Lafuente’s freedom from prison and support his “Plight for Freedom”

Adopted this 14th day of July 2007.

Rosa Rosales
LULAC National President

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