Involuntary Manslaughter

Chicago police Detective Dante Servin listens as Judge Dennis Porter reads his decision at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Monday, April 20, 2015, in Chicago, for Servin's trial on manslaughter charges in the March 2012 shooting death of Rekia Boyd. The defense asked the judge for a directed verdict after the prosecution finished making its case last Thursday. Porter found Servin not guilty on all counts. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)

Attorney: “Very Disturbing” That Officer Not Charged With Murder In Death Of Rekia Boyd

A 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.

04/21/2015

Chicago police Detective Dante Servin listens as Judge Dennis Porter reads his decision at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Monday, April 20, 2015, in Chicago, for Servin's trial on manslaughter charges in the March 2012 shooting death of Rekia Boyd. The defense asked the judge for a directed verdict after the prosecution finished making its case last Thursday. Porter found Servin not guilty on all counts. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)

Judge Throws Out Case Against Chicago Cop In Off-Duty Fatal Shooting

A 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.

04/20/2015

Dante Servin (Supplied photo)

Detective, Prosecutor Testify Off-Duty Cop Said He Feared For His Life When He Shot Civilians

A 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.

04/17/2015

(Credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

3 Dead, 15 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

The most recent fatal shooting in the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side left one man dead and another wounded early Saturday.

11/24/2014

James Malecek is charged with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated battery, and battery in the death of Kevin Kennelly Jr., 17. (Photo Credit: LaPorte County Sheriff's Department)

Man Gets 145 Days For Punch That Killed Teen On Indiana Beach

A 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.

05/17/2013

David Koschman

Special Prosecutor To Complete Koschman Probe Pro Bono

Going 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.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2013

Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko (Chicago Police Department)

Supreme Court Assigns Vanecko Case To McHenry County Judge

A 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.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2012

Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko (Chicago Police Department)

Vanecko Judge Steps Aside, New Judge From Outside Cook County Sought

After 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.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2012

Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko (Chicago Police Department)

Judge In Vanecko Case Has Ties To Daley, Will Step Down If Asked

The nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges in the 2004 death of a young man during a fight on the near North Side.

12/10/2012

Richard Vanecko (left), a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, has been indicted for involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman (right).

Daley Nephew Indicted In 2004 Death Of David Koschman

A nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley has been indicted for involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2012

Ibrahim Aysheh, 22, is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his sister. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Killing Sister

A 22-year-old man has been charged with the Saturday morning shooting death of his sister at their home in the Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

10/15/2012

Gavel

Elgin Man Going On Trial For Firing Warning Shot That Killed Teen

An Elgin man is scheduled to go on trial Monday for the fourth of July 2011 killing of a teenager he claims was going to steal from him.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

Maxwell T. Cannon

Man Charged In Deadly Accidental Shooting In McHenry County

A Woodstock man has been hit with two felony charges for allegedly firing a gun and killing another man in what is believed to be an accidental shooting.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011

James Malecek is charged with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated battery, and battery in the death of Kevin Kennelly Jr., 17. (Photo Credit: LaPorte County Sheriff's Department)

Suspect In Fatal Beating Of Mt. Carmel Student Turns Himself In

A 19-year-old man charged in the beating death of a Beverly teenager at a beach in northwest Indiana has turned himself in to police.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2011

Handcuffs

Man Charged With Fatal Shooting Of Teen He Thought Was Burglar

A 57-year old northwest suburban man was charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm Wednesday for the shooting death Monday night of a teen he believed was breaking into his car.

07/06/2011

Baby Bottle, BPA

Mom Pleads Guilty After She ‘Left Her Baby To Die’

A 25-year-old woman pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter of her newborn baby.

05/23/2011

Gavel

Man Who Kicked Wife, Sent Baby Over Balcony, Gets 21 Years

Jeremiah Elijah Williams was only 5 weeks old when the man who claimed to be his father sent the newborn crashing to his death from a third-story porch.

05/03/2011