The police managed to get two boys basically to implicate Chaunte in a murder he had absolutely nothing to do with. They pressured the boys and they managed to get them to tell this false story. . . . "One of the most difficult to accept things about this case is it took four more years until anybody told Chaunte and his lawyers, the DNA on the victim actually matched other women who were killed in the same fashion. http://www.wuwm.com/programs/news/view_news.php?articleid=5046 "Last month, this guy called to accuse the Milwaukee Police Department of covering up evidence about a serial killer in Milwaukee who was preying on black women. Frankly, I didn't take him very seriously. What a difference a month can make. His name is Chaunte Ott, a Milwaukee man released after serving 13 years of a life term in prison for the murder of a teenage runaway, Jessica Payne. Ott, 35, was released in January after the discovery of identical DNA evidence on Payne and two other slaying victims with whom he had no connection. The Milwaukee County district attorney's office decided not to oppose Ott's release. But it was clear that prosecutors and police who had worked on the case did not immediately accept the notion that an innocent man had been cleared due to DNA evidence. In April, Ott called me to talk about his case and proclaim his innocence. At the time, he didn't seem bitter over his circumstances as much as he seemed concerned about what he felt was reluctance by police to find a serial killer. Those were his exact words back then: a serial killer. "Someone's out there killing women," he told me. "It's like the cops don't care." . . . "I initially didn't write a column about my conversation with Ott, but I did talk with police sources who warned me of the man's claims of innocence. The official stance was that many of the people who investigated the case were still convinced Ott was responsible for Payne's death. There was also speculation that the serial killer who left DNA at the scene of the murders of six other women - all African-Americans - may have had sex with Payne but probably didn't kill her.' [blinkety blank morons ... even worse, crooked morons] http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/45559347.html http://www.wisn.com/news/19672285/detail.html "The homicide of Jessica Payne dates back 15 years. MPD made the arrest after developing probable cause to believe Chaunte Ott was the perpetrator. A jury found that the case had been proved beyond a reasonable doubt and found him guilty." [police manufactured evidence, then blame the jury] http://www.wisn.com/news/20823907/detail.html "DNA has tied Ellis to at least 9 dead women who were murdered between 1986 and 2007. But the case could be complicated because other men were charged for two of the murders. Curtis McCoy has already been acquitted in the 1994 murder of Carron D. Kilpatrick, 32. They were living together at the time and had a daughter." [The false charges by Milwaukee LE went beyond Chaunte Ott.] http://www.truecrimereport.com/2009/09/milwaukee_serial_killer_police.php I long had Chaunte's case on my list of likely wrongful convictions. Moreover, he was a convict who recognized that the murder of the 16 year old girl was likely the work of a serial killer, not LE in Milwaukee. Real justice would be imprisoning those in LE who manufactured the evidence (false testimony) against Chaunte Ott.