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Social Media Campaign Helps Man Wrongfully Accused Of Murder

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Middletown, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Social media is blowing up over the story of Middletown resident Beau Hendricks whose family and friends say was wrongfully accused of murdering a man in Puerto Rico two years ago.

It all started when Hendricks and friends rented a house and a couple of vans in Puerto Rico while on vacation. One of the friends apparently was driving the van when he got into an accident and left the scene of the crime. Tragically the person that he hit died. While numerous witnesses have come forward and said that Hendricks wasn’t even there when the accident took place, he is still being held responsible because the van was rented under his name.

Earlier this week, Federal Marshals came to New Jersey and arrested Hendricks for negligent homicide.

Now the community has rallied in support of Hendricks raising over $47,000 in just 72-hours to help with legal fees.

Hendricks’ family says that all this support just reinforces the fact that most people in the community believe Hendricks is innocent and that the wrong person is paying for this crime. In fact the family said they know who the person was driving the vehicle the night of the accident, but they have been advised by legal counsel to not mention any names.

“There was a statement made to the fella that was driving the car to his insurance company that he in fact was driving, but that never was communicated to the criminal attorney’s and I just assumed it was gonna be taken care of,” Beau’s dad Bill said.

At this point, the evidence points to the fact that someone else committed the crime, someone that all of these individuals know, but who has not come forward.

“I grew up with the person that did this and I feel that that person is a good person deep down, but I feel like they made a very very very bad decision,” Beau’s sister Wendy explained.

The family of Hendricks has expressed their desire to help raise funds for the family of the victim in Puerto Rico. Although they are very sympathetic, they hope that social media will continue to support this drive to help Beau because they still need to raise more funds to help free him.

Law enforcement officials both in New Jersey and Puerto Rico have not commented on this case since it is still an ongoing investigation.

Click here to donate and help free Beau!

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