George Ryan Resurfaces To Condemn Death PenaltyThe disgraced former Illinois governor would like to see capital punishment abolished across the U.S.
Man Convicted In 6 Illinois Deaths Seeks New Venue For Missouri TrialA 35-year-old man serving life sentences for six Illinois slayings wants to move a murder trial that could lead to his execution to another place in Missouri.
Missouri Seeks Death For Man Convicted In 6 Illinois MurdersProsecutors in Jefferson County south of St. Louis filed notice on June 8 of their intent to press for Nicholas Sheley's execution if he's convicted in the Festus, Missouri, killings of Jill and Tom Estes of Sherwood, Arkansas.
Indonesia Prosecutors Not Seeking Death Penalty For Chicago CoupleIndonesian prosecutors on Tuesday sought jail sentences of 18 years for an American man and 15 years for his girlfriend if they are found guilty of murdering the woman's mother while vacationing on the resort island of Bali last year.
Member Of Violent Hobos "Supergang" Cooperating With FedsThey made their name robbing NBA stars and slaying federal informants, authorities say. But the Hobos, an ultra violent Chicago “supergang,” suffered a heavy blow Wednesday when a middle-ranking member confessed to his role in five murders — and vowed to help the government convict his former bosses.
History Of The Death Penalty In Illinois A botched execution this week in Oklahoma has renewed debate over the death penalty, a practice that was abandoned in Illinois by Gov. George Ryan in 2000.
Convicted Killer, Former Death Row Inmate Dies In PrisonRicardo Harris walked into an Oak Lawn liquor store on May 13, 1999 and shot four people with a handgun, killing two employees and wounding two sisters, leaving them for dead.
Man Accused Of Six Murders Wants To Delay TrialAccording to a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Hammond, Ind., attorneys for Juan Briseno say they are still going through evidence turned over by federal attorneys and will not be ready to start by the scheduled trial date of April 7.
U.S. Prosecutors Seek Execution Of Marathon SuspectThe death penalty will be pursued against suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
White Supremacist Serial Killer Executed In MissouriJoseph Paul Franklin, a white supremacist who targeted blacks and Jews in a cross-country killing spree from 1977 to 1980, was put to death Wednesday in Missouri, the state's first execution in nearly three years.
Devine: 'I Don't Recall' Any Questions Raised About Freeing Death Row InmateFormer 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.
Police Union Wants Alvarez To Review Landmark 1982 Double Murder ConvictionThe 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.