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Zion Double Murder Suspect Faces Separate Murder Trial In Virginia

A man charged with killing two girls in north suburban Zion was preparing to go on trial Monday in a separate slaying in Virginia.

03/31/2014

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Attorney: Lake County Is A Hotbed Of False Convictions

With four recent high-profile cases, a Waukegan defense lawyer says Lake County has become a hotbed of false convictions.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2012

Murder victims Laura Hobbs (left); Krystal Tobas (CBS)

New Suspects Charged In 2 High-Profile Lake County Murder Cases

Prosecutors in Lake County have lodged charges in two high-profile murder cases, in which other men have been charged or convicted.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

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Ex-Marine Linked To Zion Killings Charged In Naval Officer’s Death

A former Lake County man linked to the murders of two little girls in Zion has been indicted for the 2009 murder of a female naval officer in Virginia.

06/17/2011

Kevin Fox (left) and Jerry Hobbs addressed the media Friday. (CBS)

Fox, Hobbs Call For Mandatory DNA Testing

Gov.Quinn has yet to commit to signing a law that would abolish the death penalty in Illinois. But two men who could have faced capital punishment are speaking out today.

01/14/2011

Murder victims Laura Hobbs (left); Krystal Tobas (CBS)

Authorities In Botched Child-Killing Case Mum On Hobbs Lawsuit

Wrongly jailed murder defendant Jerry Hobbs said investigators coerced him to confess to the 2005 murders of his young daughter Laura and her friend Krystal Tobias.

12/02/2010

Wrongly accused child murderer Jerry Hobbs talks about his experiences. (CBS)

Ex Murder Suspect Files Suit In Botched Investigation

A man wrongly accused of murder and sent to jail for the death of his daughter and her friend has filed a lawsuit against those responsible. Jerry Hobbs says Lake County law enforcement officers went out of their way to frame him in that case.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2010

Wrongly accused child murderer Jerry Hobbs talks about his experiences. (CBS)

Hobbs To Sue Lake County For Botching Murder Case

A former Zion resident who spent five years in jail while wrongfully charged with murdering his daughter and another girl, will file a lawsuit against Lake County law enforcement officials.

12/01/2010

Wrongly accused child murderer Jerry Hobbs talks about his experiences. (CBS)

Hobbs In Illinois To Help Repeal The Death Penalty

The former Zion man spent five years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit: the 2005 murders of his young daughter and her friend.

11/29/2010

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Ex-Marine Tied To Zion Girl’s Murder Convicted In Rape

Jury recommends he receive five life sentences for attack on Maryland student.

10/18/2010