A Chicago-Kent College of Law professor and four students acknowledge they could find themselves in a Catch 22 situation if they continue to press their aggressive strategy in proving the innocence of a Chicago man now on Death Row for a murder that happened almost two decades ago.

Prof. Richard Kling and his students want to do more than just present evidence to Cook County Criminal Court Judge Michael Bolan that Edgar Hope, Jr., 40 was not responsible for the 1982 murder of an off-duty Cook County Sheriff’s police deputy working as a security guard at a McDonald’s on Chicago’s South Side.