Former Cook County State’s Attorney Richard Devine has said he doesn’t remember one of his top prosecutors raising concerns about the innocence of a man who was freed from death row in 1999, in a case that became a catalyst to end the death penalty in Illinois.
Alstory Simon confessed to the murders of two people, but has since said his confession was coerced.
The Chicago police union has asked the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office to examine a milestone double murder case, to see if the right man is behind bars.
A Chicago man who spent years in prison on a wrongful murder conviction is headed back behind bars.
David Protess and his students at Northwestern University have helped free innocent men from Illinois prisons. But now, it seems that the professor and the university are at odds.