On January 6, 1987, Madison Hobley was awakened early in the morning by a blaring smoke alarm. He told his wife to get their baby son and then left the apartment to investigate the situation and help other tenants in their apartment building escape. He tried desperately to rescue his wife’s parents, but was unsuccessful and never found his wife and son again in the blaze. When the smoke cleared, seven people had died including Hobley’s wife, son and in-laws.Hobely spent 13 years on death row and was finally spared when Illinois Governor Ryan pardoned 10 death row inmates who had been falsely accused. In 2003, Madison Hobley finally returned home, more than16 years after that horrendous night.