Man Sit in Jail, Forgotten for Two Years
His attorney told him that his case is making its way in federal court so he should sit tight and wait. So wait, he did - for two years in jail … meanwhile, his lawyer, the prosecutor, and everybody forgot all about him:
Shepard, 53, is a man the system forgot, apparently ignored by his own attorney — and the prosecutor and judge — as days ticked by in a municipal lockup where he was confined to a cell 23 hours a day.
Shepard was surprised when a reporter broke the news at the Jennings jail Wednesday night that his case had been forgotten. It was more than a month after prosecutors took steps to move the case forward, though he still had not been told about it by his lawyer.
"Good. That’s what I’ve been hoping for — something like that," he said. "I kind of figured that, after two years of nothing happening."