A Cook County judge said courts got it right the first time when they sentenced a 14-year-old to life in prison for a double murder in 1990, and again sentenced the now-38-year-old convict to life at a re-sentencing mandated by a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Charges will be dismissed against a man who spent nearly 30 years in prison for the 1984 sexual assault and murder of a 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl, Cook County prosecutors said Wednesday.
Joshua Miner was not surprised by his murder conviction, his attorney said at the time. Miner shouldn’t be surprised by his sentence, either. Miner, 26, was convicted of the murders of 22-year-olds Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins. Miner faced mandatory life sentence under Illinois law and on Wednesday that is what he received
Serving a double life sentence for killing the pregnant girlfriend of ex-Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle, Marni Yang is hoping new DNA tests will pave the way for her exoneration, the News-Sun is reporting.
Brian Cooper of Plainfield was convicted in May of killing 21-year-old Alisha Bromfield, when the two were at a Nasewaupee resort for his sister’s wedding. He was not the father of Bromfield’s baby but his attorney said the two had once had a romantic relationship. He was also Bromfield’s boss.
All 100 convicts were under the age of 18 at the time of their crimes, and some were accomplices who weren’t directly involved in killing the victim in their case, but they all received mandatory life sentences.
A 50-year-old woman convicted of killing a Chicago Police officer with his own gun during a disturbance on a CTA bus will spend the rest of her life in prison.
A Gary, Ind., man was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2011 murder and sexual assault of a Griffith, Ind., woman who gave a stranger a ride home from a restaurant.
James Ealy strangled Mary Hutchinson, a 45-year-old wife and mother, after forcing her to open the safe as she was preparing to open the former Burger King store in Lindenhurst.
Zion resident Marcus Brown received a sentence of natural life in prison Monday for the 2004 double homicide of two North Chicago residents, including one who lingered in a paralyzed state for five years prior to her death.
Anthony Triplett wore a cable repairman’s uniform and carried a tool kit when he came to his victim’s home, but those “trappings” cloaked a diabolical intent, a fuming Cook County judge said Friday in handing down a life term for the convicted murderer.
A bank robber who murdered a teller during a botched heist on the South Side nearly six years ago has been sentenced to life in prison by a judge who called his case “a horrific tragedy.”
An Illinois man accused of killing eight people from two states during a 2008 spree was given a second life sentence Wednesday, this time in the death of a 93-year-old man.
A man found guilty of murdering a 7-year-old in Sycamore in 1957 was sentenced to life in prison on Monday.
A South Side man convicted of murdering his wife, father and ex-girlfriend in a bloody crime spree that spanned from Steger to Maywood to Chicago was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday.
A Naperville man could be sentenced to life in prison after his conviction for sexually assaulting two young sisters who were sent to live with him after their mother was murdered.
William Balfour, the man convicted of murdering three members of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson’s family, has been sentenced to three consecutive life terms in prison.
An admitted drug dealer has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a plainclothes Chicago police officer who was attempting to execute a search warrant at the defendant’s home four years ago.
A convicted felon was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for his role in a 2006 home invasion in which the homeowner and his family were terrorized at gunpoint by offenders who mistakenly believed there were drugs and money stashed in the house.
An Addison man has been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing his mother to death before hiring an escort and killing her when she found the knife used in his mother’s murder.