WHEATON, Ill. (CBS) — DuPage County has dedicated a new center for the investigation of crimes against children, and has named it after one of the most controversial murder victims in the county’s history.
WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts reports it took 26 years, two overturned death sentences following wrongful prosecutions of three men, and misconduct allegations against prosecutors and police, before Brian Dugan pleaded guilty and was sentenced in Jeanine Nicarico’s 1983 murder.
Jeanine was 10 years old when she was kidnapped and killed on a day she stayed home sick from school in Naperville.
Her mother, Pat, was moved by the dedication of the Jeanine Nicarico Children’s Advocacy Center in DuPage County on Tuesday.
“I like to speak from my heart, and right now my heart is overwhelmed and touched by the spirit of all of you,” she said.