Racine native, Dante Cottingham, at 17 years old made the biggest mistake of his life by causing the death of an 18 year old man on the South side of Racine in 1995.
Dante took full responsibility personally and legally by pleading guilty to 1st degree Intentional Homicide, to which, he received a life sentence with parole eligibility in May 2020.
With Dante’s parole eligibility date approaching we created this group to:
1. Introduce you to his story,
2. Provide you with the details of the hard work he has put in over the years to try to earn your (his community’s ) support and
3. To request your support in the form of a letter to the parole board or by signing his petition for release.
For in preparation of his parole hearing he is currently writing up his parole plan. Vital to his parole plan is his ability to demonstrate that he has verifiable housing, employment and Community/family support upon release:
1.Employment: Thanks to Monteazul Cruz Seymour Sr a friend of Dante and co owner of Here and There Moving INC a Racine furniture removal company, for offering Dante a job… where he is eager to begin work. (By the way if anyone in Racine is in need of furniture being moved contact Monteazul at add 262-383-5511 they are the best service in the City and are equal opportunity employers.)
2.Housing: Thanks to Dante’s family for ensuring he will have a place to live upon release
3. Community Support: Dante is in need of your support for it would go a long way with the parole board granting Dante a second chance.
So please take a moment to learn more about his story and if you believe he has earned your support, that he’s earned a second chance please ensure that your voice is heard by writing a letter on his behalf and /or signing the petition for his release.
Dante genuinely thanks you for your time and hopefully your support and he looks forward to working with you upon his release to enhance the quality of the Racine Community by using his experiences to help prevent at risk youth from following in his footsteps.
This is a private group. To join you must be a registered site member and request group membership.