Calusinski Wins First Step In Bid For New Trial In Toddler's DeathMelissa Calusinski's attorneys hope a Lake County Judge will grant them an evidentiary hearing on X-ray evidence that they say contradicts the original autopsy ruling that 16-month-old Benjamin Kingan died of a skull fracture in 2009.
Drew Peterson Gets 38 Years For Murder Of Kathleen SavioFollowing a rambling, bizarre and emotional plea in which he forcefully denied being a killer, Drew Peterson was sentenced to 38 years in prison Thursday for murdering his third wife Kathleen Savio nearly 10 years ago.
Judge To Hear Peterson Request For New Trial Next MonthOn Thursday, Judge Edward Burmila set a Feb. 19 hearing date for the motion for a new trial.
Judge Weighs New Trial For Dad Who Duct-Taped DaughterSentencing was delayed Thursday for a father convicted of aggravated battery for taping over his 22-month-old daughter’s mouth and binding her hands with tape, after the man's defense attorney asked the judge for a new trial.
Peterson Lawyers Seek New Trial, Claiming Mistakes By BrodskyDrew Peterson's lawyers have filed a motion seeking to have his conviction tossed out, because of ineffective counsel by former lead defense attorney Joel Brodsky.
3 Consecutive Life Sentences For Balfour In Hudson Family MurdersWilliam 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.
Defense Wants New Trial For Derrion Albert Murder ConvictA new twist has emerged in the case of Silvonus Shannon, one of the men convicted in the beating death of Fenger High School honor student Derrion Albert.