Paul Modrowski Biography
Paul Modrowski is an American murderer serving a life sentence under the theory of accountability, he was born on November 30, 1974. He was alleged to have loaned his car to Robert Faraci who carried out the murder of a mutual acquaintance, Dean Fawcett. Modrowski was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole and is being held Stateville Correctional Center.
From 2009 to 2015 he produced a prison blog titled “Paul Modrowski- On the Inside”, which was featured in four-part series of episodes and the Reply All podcast in 2016.
Paul Modrowski Age
Paul Modrowski was born on November 30, 1974
Paul Modrowski Salary
Paul Modrowski earns a salary of $50,000.
Paul Modrowski Net worth
Paul Modrowski has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Paul Modrowski Education
Paul Modrowski attended Lewis University.
Paul Modrowski Murderer
Paul Modrowski was sentenced to serve a life sentence for murder under the theory of accountability. Accountability is a theory of law that holds an individual who provides assistance in the commission of a crime to be held jointly liable for the crime, even if they were not present and did not participate in the act itself. Modrowski was alleged to have loaned his car to an individual named Robert Faraci who carried out the murder of a mutual acquaintance, Dean Fawcett. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole and is being held Stateville Correctional Center. From 2009 to 2015 Modrowski produced a prison blog titled “Paul Modrowski- On the Inside”, which was featured in a four-part series of episodes of the Reply All podcast in 2016.
In 1992 he was, autistic, to have fallen out with his father and moved in with Robert Faraci and his then-wife Rose. Faraci, Modrowski, Fawcett and a few others allegedly took part in a check scheme, where they bounced checks against an account that had been opened with a minimal deposit. Faraci had a lengthy prior criminal record, which included prison time for charges of forgery and drug use. A few days before Fawcett’s body was discovered, Modrowski and the Faracis had relocated to Clearwater, Florida; where they resided for two months, before returning to Illinois in March 1993.
On April 22, 1993, Robert Faraci was arrested for the murder of Dean Fawcett. Afterward, Faraci and his then-wife alleged Modrowski committed the crime. Based on these accusations, members of the Palatine Task Force arrested Modrowski on April 28, 1993, charging him as a second suspect in the Dean Fawcett murder. Faraci and Modrowski were both tried for the murder of Dean Fawcett by two separate juries. Officer John Robertson testified that Modrowski confessed to lending Faraci his car to carry out the murder. It is important to note that the State’s case against Modrowski was strictly limited to loaning the car to Faraci – no one believed Modrowski had murdered Fawcett.
He has made allegations that this led jury members to mistake his awkward body language, lack of eye contact and aloofness as lack of remorse and proven guilty. Ultimately, Rose Faraci confessed to framing Modrowski in order to have the blame removed from her then-husband. His jury, was unaware of Faraci’s guilty verdict, two days later found Modrowski guilty of murder under the accountability theory. On April 27, 1995, he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole by Associate Cook County Judge Sam Amirante, who told Modrowski, “I am going to give you the same hope that you have to: no hope. … You deserve the term of natural life in prison.”
Paul Modrowski Prisoner
From 2009 to 2015, Modrowski produced a blog from prison by hand-writing letters which were published in blog format by his family. His blog described what daily life was like at Stateville Correctional Center and also provided readers further information about his case, arrest and trial. He has never seen the blog since his prison does not allow internet access. Since 2015 he is no longer publishing his blog.
He alleges that this is due to his mother censoring the content of his writing before it was published. Paul’s mother censored his blog and refused to point out that Paul was an atheist, and on the Reply All podcast, she confessed that she refused to have people know that Paul is an atheist for fear that other people would judge Paul because of his religious views. In late 2018, a new website dedicated to his case was launched, titled “Justice for Paul”..
Paul Modrowski Appeals
His appeals were filed without supporting documents or affidavits and his final appeal to the highest supreme court was filed one day late. After exhausting his regular set of appeals, Modrowski has filed five unsuccessful clemency petitions to the Governor of Illinois. He recently submitted his sixth clemency petition and is also seeking out a post-conviction appeal through legal counsel and the University of Illinois Innocence Project, in which he requests to have his DNA tested.