HE WAS WRONGFULLY CONVICTED OF MURDERING HIS COWORKER AND WHAT REMAINS ONE OF THE BIGGEST UNSOLVED CASES IN THE COUNTY, NOW CBS TWO CHARLIE GOES AND HE IS USING THAT EXPERIENCE TO MAKE SURE IT NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN. HE HASN’T ALWAYS BEEN DRESSED IN A SHARP SUIT, JUST FOUR YEARS AGO, HE WAS WEARING A JUMPSUIT. AN INMATE AT MINARD STATE PRISON, FACING 26 YEARS WITH A 2002 MURDER OF HIS 17-YEAR-OLD COWORKER, BRIAN KERRICK. WE ALL GOT TO GET IN THERE. BUT HE WALKED FREE AFTER HIS MURDER CONVICTION WAS OVERTURNED. SERVING ABOUT TWO YEARS OF HIS SENTENCE. I DON’T THINK THAT I WILL EVER FORGET WHAT HAPPENED. OR FORGET WHAT A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN INMATE IS. IT’S THAT MINDSET THAT MOTIVATED HIM TO GO TO LAW SCHOOL, HE GRADUATED FROM LOYOLA. DID YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT THAT THIS DAY WOULD COME? I DID NOT, I FELT THAT MY CALLING WAS TO EXPOSE THESE MISCARRIAGES OF JUSTICE. AND TO BE AS AN ADVOCATE FOR THOSE THAT DO NOT HAVE A VOICE. HE FOUND OUT HE PASSED THE BAR, NOW IN ATTORNEY, JUST LIKE HE TOLD THE LATE MIKE PARKER HE WAS GOING TO DO, DAYS AFTER HIS RELEASE IN 2015. I AM NOT AN ANGRY PERSON, I JUST WANT TO HELP PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING TO THE NEXT PERSON. BUICK HIS BODY HAS NEVER BEEN FOUND BUT HIS BLOOD WAS LOCATED IN THE CORE OF A McHENRY COUNTY GROCERY STORE, OWNED BY HIS FAMILY, PROSECUTORS AT THE TIME SAID THE MOTIVE WAS A DRUG DEBT OWED TO MARIO. BUT A KEY WITNESS SHANE ALSO AN EMPLOYEE AT THE STORE CHANGED A TESTIMONY AND THEN APPEALS COURT LATER TOSSED THE CASE. I DON’T THINK ANY OTHER ATTORNEYS IN THE COUNTRY CONNECT AND CAN ACTUALLY LOOK AT THEIR CLIENT AND SAY I HAVE BEEN EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW. NOW MARIO DID RECEIVE A $50,000 SETTLEMENT FROM THE McHENRY COUNTY STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, AND HE CURRENTLY HAS LAWSUITS PENDING AGAINST BOTH THE VILLAGE OF