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