Supporters of Pamela Jacobazzi gather at the Illinois Capitol June 23 to ask Gov. Pat Quinn for clemency. Her sister, Vita Giessler, right, and attorney Anthony Sassan, left, helped lead the rally.
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Thirteen years after she was imprisoned for the murder of a 2-year-old Bartlett boy, Pamela Jacobazzi is still quick to declare she's innocent. "I would never hurt a child; I love children," she told the Daily Herald emphatically in a recent interview at downstate Lincoln Correctional Center. Jacobazzi, 57, is eligible for parole in just three years — but she hopes to clear her name before then.