Free Shawn And Dennis

In regards to Shawn Hennessey Dennis Cheesman We are asking that the Minister of Justice please release Shawn Hennessey And Dennis Cheeseman immediately from prison.These two men are presently serving 15 and 12 years for crimes they had no idea were going to happen. March 3 2005 four police officers lost their lives in Mayerthorpe . The 2 men that are in prison had zero idea what James Rosko was about do.He did the killings 10 hours after the boys dropped him off at his mothers house.Shawn has never to this day said he heard this madman say he was going to hurt anyone.It took a several million dollar (Mr Big Sting)to get a false confession from Dennis Cheeseman.These boys only walked into a courtroom to plea guilty to a manslaughter charge for one reason.Their council advised them that if they never agreed to plea guilty to a manslaughter charge(even though they knew they were inocent)they would face life sentences for capital murder.They were told the crown would possibly give them the mininum sentence which could have them home within a year if they agreed to the agreed statement of facts and plea guilty of manslaughter.Later it was said by the crown that they had insufficent evidence against them on capital murder charges to get a conviction.Their council should of gone to trial, and all we ask is these 2 boys get a fair day in court.Please release them and set a trial date. They now have lawyers they have faith in and that believe in them.Dont let this matter get any further out of control than it already is.Please release them immediately


Father says son's guilty plea in Mountie killings a 'roll the dice' decision Barry Hennessey says son, another man shouldn't have pleaded guilty Last Updated: Sunday, February 1, 2009 | 3:34 PM MT CBC News Shawn Hennessey, shown entering the Edmonton courthouse on Jan. 19, and Dennis Cheeseman pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the March 2005 slayings of four RCMP officers in Mayerthorpe. (CBC)The father of one of the two men who admitted to helping James Roszko kill four RCMP officers near Mayerthorpe, Alta., in 2005 says he didn't want his son to plead guilty. Shawn Hennessey and Dennis Cheeseman, from Barrhead, Alta., both pleaded guilty to lesser charges of manslaughter on Jan. 19. The men were originally charged with first-degree murder and scheduled to go on trial in April. Barry Hennessey told CBC News that the two men shouldn't have entered guilty pleas. "I know the position he [Shawn] was in was very tough. I respect his decision … that decision was very difficult for him and I have to think I might have made the same decision," Hennessey said. "Nobody agreed with him whatsoever. I don't know a person who agreed with what happened to him, doing what he did. No friends, no family, nobody agreed to it." 'We spent every cent we had' An emotional Hennessey said his son had no choice but to plead guilty to manslaughter. "Obviously, we had run out of money and we didn't know what way to turn … we spent every cent we had to try to help him through and he seen the pressure, and when the money was gone, it seemed like we didn't have much more chance," Hennessey said. "The choices were [to] roll the dice [and] do 25 years times four, or take a chance on telling people what everybody wants to hear: that you're guilty of something you didn't do and take a chance on … maybe coming home in two to three years to raise your family." Shawn Hennessey, 29, and Cheeseman, 25, admitted to giving Roszko a rifle and giving him a ride to his farm. In an ambush later that morning, Roszko shot and killed RCMP constables Brock Myrol, Peter Schiemann, Anthony Gordon and Leo Johnston – the single worst loss of life in RCMP history. Roszko then killed himself. 'His [Shawn's] heart is broke, as well as all of our hearts are broke, for everything that happened in Mayerthorpe.' —Barry Hennessey, father of Shawn HennesseyThe judge said Hennessey and Cheeseman could have prevented the deaths of the four officers if they had warned police about the possible danger at Roszko's farm. However, Barry Hennessey said his son never had the opportunity to tell his side of the story. "Shawn has never spoke to anybody about this but yet he's sentenced to 15 years," Hennessey said. "Nobody wanted to listen to Shawn's story. Shawn tried to tell exactly what happened in that house and how it all took place, and nobody wants to listen to him." Hennessey and Cheeseman were sentenced to 15 and 12 years in prison, respectively. The judge then gave the men credit for pleading guilty and for time already spent in custody – reducing Hennessey's sentence to 10 years and four months, and Cheeseman's to seven years and two months. "His [Shawn's] heart is broke, as well as the rest of our hearts are broke, for everything that happened in Mayerthorpe," Barry Hennessey said.



  • Don MacAlpine When the lawyers 'advising' these two young men appear in associations with 'Liberal partisans'; when the presiding 'legal professional' over the RCMP, William Elliott, is a former Conservative cohort of Brian Mulroney during not only the trial of these two men but also in the time when the farce of the 'public inquiry' of 2011 occurred; when the public record is that Liberals and Conservatives promote their own partisan friends into our courts, how can we say that this farce was no lesser a travesty of justice than what happened inside the courts of nations like Germany, Libya and other oppressive nations where the positioned partisans define what will or will not be allowed into 'the institutions of justice' as evidence, no matter what the laws protecting the premise of truth and justice over all other things. This is a tragedy that was avoidable. Unfortunately, a society that is eager to smoke dope and drink beers falls into incompetent silence to their own hypocrisies. I do not use drugs of any kind BUT there is not just a complete silence to the role of partisan influences in the actions against another couple of citizens who are denied the mechanism of full defense considering all of the facts. When the record then becomes that former BC 'Attorney Generals' appear in public saying that Marijuana should be legalized AFTER they stayed silent to this position when they were in positions of power able to remove the issue that created James Roszko's position of power in the first place, then the silence of a citizenry to the complete lack of moral character in their own silence is as much a travesty as is the immoral and illegal conduct of partisan lawyers.
    After all, paid or unpaid in any specific case, the 'legal profession' is ultimately responsible to the principle that, when the Liberal faction can be criticized for failing to provide sufficient training and resources and then the Conservative faction makes this case a cause celebre, they MUST be able to prove that their own motives are cleared of connections that might enable them to, ultimately, protect the incompetence and even illegal conduct by their partisan friends in the highest places in our institutions of justice.
    These young lads lost all of the way to the 'Supreme Court of Canada', why? Because even we know that that 'court' is a farce, filled with 'judges' who carry Liberal or Conservative affiliations, thereby leading us to the Criminal implication that these 'judges' are positioned to protect their partisan friends over the rights of the citizen made poor in the seeking of 'justice' by the rich partisan lawyers.
    When does my nation awaken to this?

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