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Killer Cut Secret Deal To Defend Chicago Cops, Defense Attorney Alleges

Earl Hawkins is a convicted killer whose lawyer once bribed a judge to try to beat a double murder case. State and federal prosecutors vowed that he wouldn’t get out of prison until he was in his 70s.

12/19/2014

Michael Martinez, Courtney McFields, and Richard Nunez

Three Men, Including Convicted Killer, Charged In Little Village Burglary Ring

Police believe the three are responsible for a 16-month string of burglaries from Little Village homes, businesses, and garages.

09/12/2014

Tylon Hudson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Police: Convicted Killer Who Sued Over Jail Conditions Threatened Cop

A convicted murderer who took the lead in a federal lawsuit claiming a “sadistic culture of brutality and violence” in the Cook County Jail has been charged with threatening to shoot up a Chicago Police officer’s North Side home if she testified against him.

09/04/2014

Chicago Police Officer John Mathews was beaten to death in May 1988. (Credit: Chicago Police Memorial Foundation)

Officer’s Son Wants Youth Baseball Board Ousted For Letting Cop Killer Coach

Joey Mathews can still name all five men convicted of killing his father, Chicago Police Officer John Mathews, in Hegewisch 26 years ago, and he’s furious one of them has been coaching youth baseball in the same neighborhood, years after finishing his prison sentence.

07/29/2014

Arthur Manning (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Citing Ill Health, Convicted Killer Seeks Reduced Sentence

Arthur Manning stabbed Naromi Mannery three times outside a home where Manning lived, but Manning has long maintained he was trying to protect himself after Mannery refused to leave and became physically aggressive.

05/30/2014

Derrick Steele (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Stateville Inmate Convicted Of Murder Dies In Custody

Derrick Steele had been serving a 70-year sentence at Stateville after being convicted of murder and attempted armed robbery in 1998.

03/27/2014

Hector Mauricio (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Man Convicted Of Killing WWII Vet To Be Resentenced

The man convicted of stabbing 83-year-old Roscoe Ebey to death in 2007 will be resentenced, after appellate court judges ruled that a Kane County judge placed too much emphasis on Ebey’s character when considering the man’s sentence

03/19/2014

James Degorski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Brown’s Chicken Killer Unlikely To Get Most Of $451K Jury Award

Despite being awarded more than $450,000 in a federal lawsuit against a former jail guard, one of the two men convicted of the 1993 Brown’s Chicken massacre might not see much of that money.

03/10/2014

David Shotkoski was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 1985. He was shot and killed during a robbery attempt in 1995 while he was in spring training. (Family Photo)

Murder Victim’s Parents Angry Killer Set Free 10 Years Early

A convicted killer was let out of a Florida prison Tuesday, 10 years earlier than expected. The man he murdered was a Chicago native his parents said they’re shocked and angry to hear the news of the killer’s release.

CBS 2–04/03/2012