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.
Ladarius Harris, 22, faces two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 17-year-old Ephram Nelson Jones and 19-year-old Cyrus Johnson.
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.
Joshua Miner, 26, was charged with the murders of Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover, both 22, whose bodies were found by police Jan. 10, 2013 on the second floor of a home at 1121 N. Hickory St. His sentencing is set for Nov. 12. He faces a mandatory term of life in prison.
Closing arguments were delivered Tuesday morning in the trial of the accused ringleader of a grisly double-homicide in 2013. A verdict on the fate of Joshua Miner, 26, is expected from Will County Circuit Court Judge Gerald Kinney on Oct. 8.
The voice of the man who allegedly engineered a grisly double-homicide on Joliet’s Hickory Street in January 2013 could finally echo through a Will County courtroom Wednesday.
The angry mom of the victim of a brutal murder is speaking out. She talked at the trial of Bethany McKee, one of four murder suspects in a horrific case.
Prosecutors say robbery was the motive behind a gruesome double murder, and they say the suspects only got away with $120.
Elusive details of one of Joliet’s most gruesome double homicides could finally be revealed this week when one of four people arrested in the case is set to go on trial.
A man was in custody in northwest Indiana on Friday, after allegedly stabbing an elderly woman to death at a hospital in Merrillville, and also allegedly killing her husband in Gary.
A Hazel Crest man is claiming he was forced in to signing a false confession for a 1992 double murder, of which he was later exonerated after spending 20 years in prison.
Johnte Crawford, 18, admitted to Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez that he fatally shot Shaqwone Ham, 19, on March 17, 2013, in the 2500 block of West 15th Avenue in Gary.
Billy Varner, 55, is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing his wife with a machete and then suffocating his mother last October
Cook County prosecutors were taking another step Wednesday toward possibly releasing a man from prison – 15 years after he confessed to two murders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alstory Simon confessed to the murders of two people, but has since said his confession was coerced.
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.