Charges will be dismissed against a man who spent nearly 30 years in prison for the 1984 sexual assault and murder of a 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl, Cook County prosecutors said Wednesday.
The Cook County state’s attorney’s office agreed Wednesday to conduct DNA tests on blood and hair found on the body of a young boy murdered more than two decades ago.
Forensic testing results key to a Chicago man’s quest to see his 2004 murder conviction overturned are expected within the next several weeks.
A state appeals court has ordered that DNA evidence from a 1997 murder trial in Lake County be tested for the first time.
Gov.Quinn has yet to commit to signing a law that would abolish the death penalty in Illinois. But two men who could have faced capital punishment are speaking out today.
Genetic testing is only getting better, and one of the state laws which take effect on Jan. 1, 2011, is changing with the times as well.