Alstory Simon (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Alstory Simon Freed In 1982 Murder Case

In another stunning reversal in a 1982 double murder, Cook County prosecutors have thrown out the conviction of 64-year-old Alstory Simon, whose videotaped confession freed Anthony Porter from death row in 1999, approximately 48 hours before Porter was to be executed.


Alstory Simon (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Prosecutors To Again Interview Man Convicted Of 1982 Double Murder

Cook County prosecutors were taking another step Wednesday toward possibly releasing a man from prison – 15 years after he confessed to two murders.


Alstory Simon (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

State’s Attorney’s Office To Review Conviction In 1982 Double Murder

Alstory Simon confessed to the murders of two people, but has since said his confession was coerced.


Lamar Grant (Credit: Chicago Police)

Murder Suspect Charged After Confessing To Pastor, Surrendering To Police

A man has been charged with shooting two people in the Bronzeville neighborhood over the weekend – killing one of them – after turning himself in to police overnight.


Daniel Taylor (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

After 20 Years In Prison, Charges Dropped In 1992 Double Murder

A man who served two decades behind bars for the murders of two people — despite records showing he was in police custody at the time of the shooting — will soon go free, after prosecutors dropped all charges on Friday.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2013

Elzbieta Plackowska (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Prosecutors: Woman Who Killed Two Children Went To Confession First

The woman accused of killing her 7-year-old son and the 5-year-old girl she was babysitting allegedly went to confession at a Naperville church before the murders.

CBS 2–11/02/2012

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Dad Used Clothes Iron To Get Son To Confess He Stole $1: Police

Police say a man used a clothes iron to force his 11-year-old son to admit to stealing a dollar early Sunday in southwest suburban Joliet.


James Ealy

Attorneys: Suppress Confession In Lindenhurst Burger King Murder

Attorneys for the Lake Villa man, charged with the murder of a fast food restaurant manager, want an alleged admission of the crime thrown out.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

Scales Of Justice

Man, 79, Loses Police Torture Lawsuit

Jurors have ruled against a 79-year-old man, who was suing on claims that he was tortured into a rape confession by Chicago Police.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2011

Gavel File Photo (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Bizarre Trial Takes Another Turn

Claiming he was coached and coerced by police interrogators, a Maywood man insisted he apologetically confessed on videotape to a 2004 murder he didn’t commit.


22-year-old Christopher Doehring (Credit: Chicago Police)

Inmate Busted After Bragging About Murder On Jail Phone

A man who was recorded on a jail phone confessing to the slaying of a man and a woman in September 2009 has been charged with their murders, police said.