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Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Second Defendant Convicted In Joliet Double Murder

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.

10/08/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Closing Arguments Conclude Joliet Double-Murder Trial

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.

09/30/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Judge To Hear Recording Of Alleged Mastermind Of Grisly Joliet Murders

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.

09/24/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Mother Of Victim In Joliet Double Murder Speaks Out

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.

08/12/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Prosecutors: Joliet Double Murder Victims Killed For Money

Prosecutors say robbery was the motive behind a gruesome double murder, and they say the suspects only got away with $120.

08/04/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

First Defendant In Gruesome Joliet Double Murder To Go On Trial

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.

08/04/2014

Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus in Merrillville, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Man Questioned In Double Murder, Including Woman Slain At Merrillville Hospital

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.

07/11/2014

Deon Patrick

Man Cleared Of 1992 Double Murder Sues Police, Prosecutors

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.

05/19/2014

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Gary Teen Pleads Guilty To Role In Double Slaying

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.

05/16/2014

Billy Varner (Lake County Jail booking photo)

Trial Delayed In Brutal Double Murder In Antioch

Billy Varner, 55, is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing his wife with a machete and then suffocating his mother last October

05/14/2014

Alstory Simon (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Prosecutors To Again Interview Man Convicted Of 1982 Double Murder

Cook County prosecutors were taking another step Wednesday toward possibly releasing a man from prison – 15 years after he confessed to two murders.

05/07/2014

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

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