Letter: Ajabu family responds to article

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Editor,

We truly appreciate the time and effort (Ann Marie) Shambaugh spent gathering the information for the article “25 years later: 1994 Carmel triple murder tore families apart, brought unlikely friends together.” She was particularly skillful in conveying compassion for all families involved – the Allemenos, the James and our family, the Ajabus, a feat we understand is quite difficult given a tragedy like this.

For the sake of clarity, though Bill McAllister may have worked for one of the other defendants, he did not work on the defense for my brother, Kofi. Larry Dunlop, who was the private investigator for my brother’s defense, worked closely with him and came to know him personally, feels the only way justice can be served is for Gov. (Eric) Holcomb to grant Kofi clemency, as his investigation found no evidence that my brother committed any murders.

We were particularly heartened to see the compassion expressed by former prosecutor (Dan) Henke, who recognized that given my brother’s life and character, this wasn’t supposed to happen to him.

We want to emphasize that by fighting for my brother’s freedom, we are in no way trying to undermine or negate the pain and suffering that the Allemenos and James families have and will continue to experience for the rest of their lives.

Again, we thank Current in Carmel for the time and effort spent in letting your readership know about our efforts to get clemency for my brother, Kofi.

Nzinga A. Harrison, M.D., on behalf of friends and family of Kofi M. Ajabu

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