Free John Kurtis Baker
John Kurtis Baker is currently serving a 25 year prison sentence, for 1st degree murder. The murder took place when John Kurtis was 19. He had no prior criminal record, and was a straight A student. One night John Kurtis and his girlfriend were walking home to the apartment he shared with his father. On the way, John Kurtis saw his father being beaten by a man. John Kurtis is a small boy, and knew that there wasnt too much he could do to help, so he pulled out his knife that he kept for protection. John Kurtis had no intention of using the knife, he just wanted to scare the man away so he would stop beating his father. There was a struggle, and John Kurtis ended up stabbing the man, causing him to die. Please sign this petition if you feel that this sentence of 25 years is too harsh. I do not feel that John Kurtis committed 1st degree murder, as he did not intend to kill anyone, he was just trying to save his dad. I would do the same thing, as I'm sure many others would. Please help give this young man back his freedom, he is not a danger to anyone!!!