Detainee Who Claims He Was Forced To Confess To Murder Gets Chance To Prove InnocenceJose Maysonet says he was forced to confess to murder by a Chicago detective who savagely beat him. And Wednesday, he may get a chance to prove his innocence.
Reputed Gang Member Gets Life For Church’s Chicken MurdersCook County Judge Matthew Coghlan sentenced Arthur Chaney to life in prison for the murders of 17-year-old Dantril Brown and 16-year-old Jawan Ross.
Man Gets Life For Murder Of Alsip Teen Who Was Carrying His BabyDeandre Minkens, 25, was convicted June 10 of murder and intentional homicide of an unborn child following a jury trial, according to Cook County court records.
Former Cable Worker Given Another Life Sentence For Rape, MurderAnthony Triplett, now 35, sexually assaulted and strangled Janet Ordidge in her Hyde Park high-rise just weeks before he attacked Urszula Sakowska in her Southwest Side home in December 2006, Cook County prosecutors said.
Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For 2012 Double MurderA North Side man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for stabbing his West Ridge neighborhood roommates at least 20 times each, lighting their apartment on fire and then using their credit cards to fly to Las Vegas in 2012.
No Resentencing For Convict In Unborn Baby's DeathJudge Mary Margaret Brosnahan said Thursday that David Biro’s “discretionary” life sentence for the intentional homicide of an unborn child was not covered by a 2014 state Supreme Court ruling granting new sentencing hearings to people sentenced to life in prison for murders committed when they were under 18.
Man Gets Life For Killing Elderly Woman, Taking Rings To Propose To GirlfriendIt was a “cold and callous murder that was stifling and stunning,” Cook County Judge Charles Burns said Wednesday before sentencing Raymond Harris to life in prison without parole.
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