In November 1986, college student Scott Macklem of Croswell, Michigan was shot and killed in a college parking lot. Fingers quickly pointed to Scott's fiance's ex-boyfriend, Fredrick Freeman (who now goes by Temujin Kensu). The problem is that Kensu moved to Michigan's upper peninsula over 400 miles away months before the murder and has as many as eleven eyewitnesses that place him in Rock, Michigan or Escanaba, Michigan mere hours before AND after the murder. Eyewitness testimony is very weak, Kensu and his girlfriend that he was living with in the upper peninsula (Michelle Woodworth) BOTH passed multiple polygraphs. The evidence of his innocence is compelling but the prosecutors and Kensu's ex-girlfriend Crystal Merrill (who is now Crystal Partaka) were able to convince a jury that Kensu had ninja skills, secret listening devices and used mind control. Unbelievable right? Wait until you read about the plane theory and the prosecutor misconduct. Not to mention that his drug addicted attorney was on probation for drug abuse himself and later barred from practicing law because of his cocaine addiction.
So what really happened? There is some evidence that supports the theory that Scott Macklem was selling drugs and was at the college dealing drugs the morning of the murder. Scott’s father was the city mayor of Croswell at the time and was a financial backer of the prosecuting attorney that was on this case. That prosecutor was Robert Cleland and he is now a Federal Judge in Port Huron Michigan! To cover up Scott’s involvement with drugs, it was easier to point the finger at a “jealous” ex-boyfriend than to try to find the real killer and expose the drug use that would muddy the family name. Kensu was an outsider, a drifter from another town that dabbled in the martial arts and that made him an easy target for the prosecution.
As of May 2020, he has served 33 years for a crime that he absolutely did not commit!
Will you join us in our efforts to free him?
Temujin Kensu #189355
Macomb Correctional Facility
34625 26 Mile Road
Lenox Township, MICHIGAN 48048