On July 29 1986, a beloved family member was taken from us by a pre-meditated brutal murder. Our family member, Lewis Jennings was a father, grandfather, brother, uncle, a friend to all. He was an honorable human being who didn't deserve this to happen to him. This horrific pre-meditated act of violence has affected each and every one of my family members. Most of us live with a certain fear that will haunt us and is with us the rest of our lives. We never forget. Because of this new ruling by the SJC and Governor Deval Patrick, one of the murderers, Jeffrey Roberio is now eligible for parole because he was 17 at the time of the murder. This new ruling isn't just appalling; it's an injustice to my family. This ridiculous ruling adds salt to wounds that have never healed and never will. The murderer will be let free while my family serves a life sentence forever. Our family member can't be given a second chance at life. It’s unfair to my family that Jeff Roberio be given that right. He's a person who showed no respect for human life. At 17 years old, you are old enough to know right from wrong. My family will never have closure. But at least let us have the justice. We are asking to keep this man behind bars where he belongs.
This petition will help all victims and families of such horrible crimes. We want justice.