September 27, 2019
I see yet another innocent, churchgoing black is going to prison just because the jury hated the color of his epidermis.
Is this what the American justice system has been reduced to in 2019?
A jury found a Pickerington man guilty on six counts, including two counts of aggravated murder Tuesday afternoon, a day after he took the stand.
Raeqwan Hancock, 22, was found guilty of killing John Letourneau in April 2018. The conviction came following five days of testimony, evidence and arguments in the Fairfield County Common Pleas Court in front of Judge David Trimmer.
The jury also found Hancock guilty of aggravated arson, a second-degree felony, in connection with setting fire to the Letourneau home to destroy evidence.
Hancock was also found guilty of one count of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony; one count of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony; and robbery, a second-degree felony.
Kristin Burkett, Hancock’s defense attorney, said while she thought there may be some contention with the first count of aggravated murder — whether her client had planned to kill Letourneau or if it had been a matter of circumstance — she expected guilty verdicts on the rest of the charges.