The Kids Who Cried Wolf: The Roscetti Case

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20th Century (multiple decades)

Omar Muhammad

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The story is about 4 teenagers who were framed by Chicago police and prosecutors. Conspired against by their trial attorneys and the judge, in three separate jury trials. In the most historical case in Chicago---The Lori Roscetti rape/homicide.



Short Summary

The false arrest of four teenagers with marginal backgrounds. Chosen by corrupt police based upon the hijacked profile of an expert FBI profiler, Robert Ressler. Powerful false confessions handwritten by the conspirators and falsely attributed to the teenagers.

Factual evidence which clearly outlined the conspiracy to send 4 innocent teenagers to prison for one of the most heinous cases in Chicago's history.



Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Omar Muhammad

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Flexible,Gracious,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Underdog,Strong Moral Code,Selfless,Patriotic,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Larry Ollins

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Aggressive,Confident,Decisive,Desperate,Engaging,Faithful,Heroic,Outspoken,Selfless,Blunt,Masculine,Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Calvin Ollins

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Marcellius Bradford

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Underdog,Desperate

Development Pitch

This book would be great for TV or Movie adaption because it contains all the elements of the underdog overcoming insurmountable odds. 3 marginal kids chosen by police to be the scapegoats of one of the most intriguing cases of the century. Confessions were written so detailedly that no jury could or would find them not guilty. 15 years later DNA would clear them of the crime. 30 days later the real killers would be apprehended due to the blood brother turning them in for the reward money placed 15 years prior. All four would be pardon based upon innocence only to be accused again by an Author, Peter Karl, 18 years later in a fiction thriller as the possible killers. Prompting this book clearing up once and for all what happened to Lori. And for the first time revealing to the world the meaning of the dream I had of Lori.

About The Author

Publisher/Author Omar Muhammad is formerly Omar Saunders of the Roscetti 4 (i.e. falsely accused of the rape/murder of Lori Roscetti). I was motivated to write to influence positive thinking and because I wanted to share the truth about the Roscetti case to combat those who seek to change history intellectually.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: OASM MEDIA INC.

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available