Accused Killer Suing Cops For ‘Using’ His Mom During Interrogation

JOLIET, Ill. (STMW) – A Grundy County man charged with killing his uncle in 2009 is suing three Will County Sheriff’s officers who used his mother during his interrogation.

Jason M. Gonzalez, 25, of Morris is charged with first-degree murder for the death of Lance Goebel, who was found shot to death in his New Lenox Township home in September 2009.

Gonzalez lived with his uncle until two months before the murder, and he told police he owed two people money from a drug deal. He claims he took them to his uncle’s home, gave them a gun and waited elsewhere.

Gonzalez is asking a judge to bar from trial a recorded conversation he had with his mother after he was arrested, and a hearing on the matter is scheduled for Thursday. He says he repeatedly asked for a lawyer during his interview, but officers kept asking questions.

Then, in what Gonzalez calls a “psychological ploy,” they called his mother to the station and let her speak with him in the interview room.

In his lawsuit, filed last week, Gonzalez accuses the officers of conspiring to secure incriminating statements, inflicting emotional distress and negligence. He’s seeking $5 million.

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  • William Nunn

    He is a convicted felon. He has no rights to sue anyone. Tell him to get over it

  • Joann Butkus

    Hey Walter! THANK YOU for sticking up for us tonight!!! It’s good to hear someonoe in the media “gets it”! We don’t wait to see muzzle flash and we are not trained to. We don’t go around randomly shooting people. I-we are very sick and tired of theses morons even being shown on TV with their really stupid comments about “a 13 yo boy with agun, he was a child” OH REALLY? you know they are looking for money #1 and #2 they set up the general attitude in these communities that it is acceptable to carry and point guns at police and others and expect to get away with it! Thanks again Walter, for seeing the reasonable person’s side.

  • Lyndia

    Please explain to me how they ALWAYS HAVE A GUN BUT THEY SELDOM SHOOT IT BEFORE THEY ARE GUNNED DOWN BY A TRIGGER HAPPY, MT. GREENWOOD, IRISH, RACIST COP. That 13 year old boy did not have a gun and the police are going to be in big trouble when he recuprates from his injuries.

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