Mother Faces Sentencing Next Week For Giving Disabled Daughter Fatal OverdoseA terminally ill mother who admitted to killing her severely disabled daughter was due to be sentenced Wednesday.
West Englewood Man Gets 24 Years For Death Of Infant Son In 2013Arthur Carpenter, 24, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter of a family member, and aggravated battery of a child under 13 before Judge William Lacy on March 21, according to Cook County court records.
Woman Spared Incarceration For Newborn Daughter's Death On Caribbean CruiseAlicia Keir, now 24, admitted giving birth alone in a stateroom during an October 2011 cruise to St. Maarten, and never calling for medical help. She said, after the baby was born, she wrapped the child in a towel, and placed her under her bed. A cleaning crew found the body when the ship made port.
Woman Pleads Guilty To Involuntary Manslaughter In Fatal 2014 ShootingJoeann Smith, 54, was sentenced to 30 months probation for the Jan. 8, 2014, shooting in the 1700 block of East 72nd Street, court records show.
Attorney: "Very Disturbing" That Officer Not Charged With Murder In Death Of Rekia BoydA longtime criminal defense attorney said Monday’s acquittal of a Chicago police officer in the off-duty shooting of an unarmed woman appears to be the result of prosecutors giving the officer a break.
Judge Throws Out Case Against Chicago Cop In Off-Duty Fatal ShootingA Cook County judge has cleared a Chicago police officer of all charges in the shooting death of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd three years ago. Family members of the shooting victim were outraged.
Detective, Prosecutor Testify Off-Duty Cop Said He Feared For His Life When He Shot CiviliansA Chicago Police detective and Cook County prosecutor testified Thursday that off-duty police officer Dante Servin told them he opened fire toward a group of West Side partygoers because he saw a gun pointed at him.
3 Dead, 15 Wounded In Weekend ShootingsThe most recent fatal shooting in the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side left one man dead and another wounded early Saturday.
Man Gets 145 Days For Punch That Killed Teen On Indiana BeachA DePaul University student was sentenced to 145 days behind bars Thursday after admitting his role in a deadly Indiana brawl that claimed the life of a Beverly teenager.
Special Prosecutor To Complete Koschman Probe Pro BonoGoing forward, Cook County taxpayers won't have to pay for work of a special prosecutor investigating why Chicago Police and Cook County prosecutors did not charge a nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley in the death of David Koschman.
Supreme Court Assigns Vanecko Case To McHenry County JudgeA McHenry County judge will preside over the politically-charged involuntary manslaughter case against Richard "R.J." Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, who is accused of killing David Koschman in 2004.
Vanecko Judge Steps Aside, New Judge From Outside Cook County SoughtAfter a judge with ties to former Mayor Richard M. Daley recused himself from the involuntary manslaughter case against a Daley nephew, Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans is asking the state's highest court to appoint a judge from outside the county.