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Alstory Simon (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Prosecutors Interview Man Convicted Of Double Murder After Case Reopened

The Cook County State’s Attorney has been re-evaluating a 1982 murder case to see if the right man is in prison, and WBBM has learned there are developments in the case.

04/03/2014

Daniel Taylor (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Man Cleared Of Double Murder Sues Chicago, Police

A Chicago man released from prison last year after serving 20 years for a double homicide filed a federal lawsuit Monday alleging that officers beat him into confessing to the crime and suppressed evidence that proved his innocence.

02/03/2014

Mohammed Abdul Azim Hakeem (left) and Mohammed Abdul Mubeen Hakeem (right) with their father Mohammed Abdul Hakeem (in wheelchair). [Photo Supplied to CBS]

Bank Robber Shot Dead By Police Linked To Double Murder

Police in north suburban Evanston said they have linked a bank robber who was shot and killed earlier this week to the murders of two brothers at a local tobacco shop in July.

12/20/2013

Anthony Porter walks out of the Cook County Jail  on Feb. 5, 1999, after more than 16 years on death row.  A group of Northwestern University journalism students developed information that led to a Wisconsin man confessing on videotape to the 1982 double-murder for which Porter was imprisoned. (Photo credit: JOHN ZICH/AFP/Getty Images)

Devine: ‘I Don’t Recall’ Any Questions Raised About Freeing Death Row Inmate

Former 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.

10/23/2013

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.

10/21/2013

Randy Steidl  (Photo: Jennifer Linzer/Northwestern University)

Wrongfully Convicted Man Still Waiting For Ruling On Pardon After 11 Years

A downstate man who was exonerated after spending 17 years in prison for a double murder says he doesn’t understand why he’s been passed over once again for a pardon from the governor.

10/17/2013

Alstory Simon (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Police Union Wants Alvarez To Review Landmark 1982 Double Murder Conviction

The 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.

10/08/2013

Adam Landerman (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Double-Murder Suspect Can’t Attend Grandfather’s Wake

Adam Landerman, 20, filed an emergency motion for furlough from jail to attend the wake for his grandfather, Fred Landerman, at Dames Funeral Home in Joliet.

09/12/2013

Mohammed Abdul Azim Hakeem (left) and Mohammed Abdul Mubeen Hakeem (right) with their father Mohammed Abdul Hakeem (in wheelchair). [Photo Supplied to CBS]

Deaths Of Evanston Brothers Being Investigated As Double Homicide

The deaths of two brothers found in the basement of their Evanston tobacco shop last week are now being investigated as a double homicide.

08/06/2013

Mohammed Abdul Azim Hakeem (left) and Mohammed Abdul Mubeen Hakeem (right) with their father Mohammed Abdul Hakeem (in wheelchair). [Photo Supplied to CBS]

Brothers Slain At Evanston Cigar Shop

Investigators spent the night at Evanston Pipe & Tobacco, after 38-year-old Mohammed Abdul Azim Hakeem and 34-year-old Mohammed Abdul Mubeen Hakeem were found in the basement.

07/31/2013

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Police: Man Shot On West Side Friday Is Double Murder Suspect

Police said an 18-year-old man shot multiple times on the West Side Friday night is a suspect in a double murder less than 24 hours earlier in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

06/29/2013

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

Police are investigating a double murder in the 800 block of Quin Court in Naperville. Both victims are children. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Babysitter Charged With First-Degree Murder In Naperville Double Homicide

Police in Naperville have charged the suspect in the stabbing deaths of two small children at a suburban town home overnight.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2012

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Police Investigate Double Murder At Scene Of West Ridge Fire

Police are investigating a double murder in the far north side West Ridge neighborhood, and a fire apparently set to cover it.

WBBM Newsradio–08/28/2012

Ronnell Jones, 23, who was wanted for a double murder in Yonkers, N.Y., in 2010, was arrested in Chicago after police conducted a traffic stop and found him in the back seat with an open container of alcohol and a gun. The officers later conducted a Google search and discovered Jones had been featured on "America's Most Wanted" for the Yonkers murders. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Chicago Cops Arrest New York Fugitive With Help From Google

A fugitive who was featured on “America’s Most Wanted” for a double murder in Yonkers, N.Y., has been found in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2012

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Two Shot, Killed In Gang-Related Slaying

Police are searching for the guman responsible for an apparently gang-related double murder early Sunday in the South Side Marquette Park neighborhood.

09/11/2011

Terrance Freeman

Ark. Man Pleads Not Guilty To Double-Murder

An Arkansas man pleaded not guilty Monday for a 2002 double-murder of two women dancing in a vacant lot on the West Side.

05/23/2011

Terrance Freeman

Ark. Man And Prison Inmate Charged In ’02 Slayings

A man who was found in Arkansas was charged with gunning down two women as they were dancing nearly nine years ago on the West Side, police said.

04/13/2011

Eric Caine

Alleged Burge Torture Victim Going Free After 25 Years

A man who has long claimed he was tortured by Chicago police detectives into confessing to two murders will be getting out of prison after nearly 25 years behind bars.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2011