Missouri Seeks Death For Man Convicted In 6 Illinois MurdersProsecutors in Jefferson County south of St. Louis filed notice on June 8 of their intent to press for Nicholas Sheley's execution if he's convicted in the Festus, Missouri, killings of Jill and Tom Estes of Sherwood, Arkansas.
Man Gets 109 Years For Two 2002 MurdersA man who was 17 years old when he fatally shot two people in separate 2002 incidents in west suburban Aurora was sentenced Friday to 109 years in prison after a life sentence was overturned.
In Prison Since Age 14, Convict Again Sentenced To LifeA 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.
Chicago Man Freed From Prison After Sentence Vacated In Illinois Teen's 1984 DeathCharges 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.
Alleged Mastermind Of Grisly Joliet Murders Gets Life SentenceJoshua 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
New DNA Tests OK'd In Murder Of Former Bears Player's Girlfriend 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.
Plainfield Man Gets Life For Killing Pregnant Woman And Unborn Baby In Door CountyBrian 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.
Court Allows New Sentencing For 100 Convicted KillersAll 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.
Woman Gets Life In Prison For Killing Cop In 2008A 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.
Man Gets Life In Prison For Killing Griffith WomanA 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.
Ealy Gets Life In Prison For Killing Burger King ManagerJames 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.
Man Gets Life Sentence For 2004 Double HomicideZion 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.