Drew Peterson (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Drew Peterson Granted Trial Delay In Murder-For-Hire Case

A southern Illinois judge has granted Drew Peterson’s request to delay his trial on charges that the former suburban Chicago police sergeant plotted to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him in his third wife’s death.


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Man Convicted Of Trying To Hire A Hitman To Kill Witnesses Against Son

Euripides “Caca” Caguana is set to be sentenced Sept. 16 after a federal jury found him guilty late Tuesday on all four murder-for-hire counts he’s faced since his arrest in October 2013, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.


Maricela Arciga (Booking Photo)

Woman Gets 20 Years For Trying To Have Ex-Boyfriend Killed

Friday night, Kane County Circuit Judge Susan Clancy Boles sentenced 28-year-old Maricela Arciga to 20 years in prison after a jury convicted her in July 2014 of solicitation of murder for hire, and solicitation of murder, each a Class X felony, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office.


Former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson (left) is accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow (right), who led the team which successfully prosecuted Peterson for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections/Getty Images)

Peterson Pleads Not Guilty In Murder-For-Hire Plot, Seeks Quick Trial

Already in prison for the murder of his third wife, former Bolingbrook cop Drew Peterson on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges he tried to hire a hitman to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars.


Former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson (left) is accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow (right), who led the team which successfully prosecuted Peterson for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections/Getty Images)

Inmate’s Letters Claim Glasgow Helped Set Up Peterson In Murder-For-Hire Scheme

Letters written by a prison inmate allege Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow was in on the planning of his own murder-for-hire, leading to new charges against the man he put in prison, convicted killer Drew Peterson.


Former Bolingbrook police offcer Drew Peterson (R) leaves the Will County Jail with his attorney Joel Brodsky after posting bail for a felony weapons charge May 21, 2008, in Joliet. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Letters To Peterson Attorney Suggest He Was Set Up In Murder-For-Hire Plot

Letters sent to a former attorney for convicted killer Drew Peterson have raised questions about whether Peterson was set up on charges he sought to have a prosecutor killed.


Gavel File Photo (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘We’re Not In South Africa,’ Judge Says When Attorney Cites Pistorius Case And Asks For Leniency

The attorney for a man who tried to have six people burned alive begged a federal judge for leniency Friday, saying South African athlete Oscar Pistorius got only five years in prison for killing his girlfriend.


Maricela Arciga (Booking Photo)

Aurora Woman Convicted In Murder-For-Hire Case

On Thursday, 12 Kane County jurors agreed that Maricela Arciga of Aurora wanted her ex-boyfriend dead, and that she paid a hit man to do it. That hit man was actually special agent David Gomez of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, who had been tipped-off about the murder for hire.


A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Feds: Father Tried To Hire Hitman To Kill Witnesses Against His Son

Euripides “Caca” Caguana was trying to help his teenage son beat a murder rap, the feds say.


Matthew Olszewski (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

$1M Bond For Man Charged With Seeking Hitman To Kill Family

Matthew Olszewski, 23, allegedly tried to hire a hitman to murder his aunt, uncle and an elderly resident of his west suburban home.


Thurman, 28, of Melrose Park was charged after an investigation into allegations that Thurman was seeking to have the victim and her family in his pending predatory criminal sexual assault charges killed. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Jail Inmate Charged With Murder For Hire

A Melrose Park man being held at the Cook County Jail on charges that he raped an 11-year-old girl is now charged with seeking to hire a hit man to kill the girl, her sister and her mother.


Andrew Thomas, 18, is accused of trying to have his girlfriend murdered as he was behind bars. (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Sheriff: Cook County Inmate Tried To Hire Hitman To Kill Girlfriend, Kids

Andrew Thomas, 18, was being held on an aggravated battery charge for an alleged attack on his girlfriend.



Man Accused Of Plotting To Have 6 People Burned Alive

A man from Poland has been ordered held for court, after being accused of in a plot to kill six people for breaking up his marriage.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012


Man Fathered His Daughter’s Child, Tried Hiring Hitman

Bail has been set at $7 million for a Steger man who wanted his daughter dead.


Former Chicago Police Officer Jerome Finnigan (Credit: Chicago Police Dept.)

Ringleader Of Disgraced SOS Cops Gets 12 Years

The alleged ringleader of a group of corrupt Chicago police officers was sentenced to 12 years in prison for ordering a hit on another officer, because he believed the officer was cooperating with a federal investigation of their illegal activities.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

Michael Carlson

Jail Inmate Charged With Trying To Hire Hitman

A man from south suburban Worth has been charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill a female acquaintance, while in the Cook County Jail.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2011

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Cops: Jail Inmate Orders Hit On Woman He Harassed

A Buffalo Grove man just weeks away from completing a short jail sentence for domestic violence-related charges was ordered held on $1 million bond Saturday, after he attempted to arrange for the murder of his victim.


Brooks Kellogg

Trial Date Set For Developer Indicted In Murder-For-Hire Scheme

A trial date in Denver has been set for a north suburban businessman indicted Wednesday in an alleged murder-for-hire plot unraveled by his mistress.


Brooks Kellogg

Murder-For-Hire Suspect Indicted

A businessman was indicted following his arrest in Denver last month in an alleged murder-for-hire plot.


Brooks Kellogg

Man Accused In Murder-For-Hire Plot In Court

A federal judge in Denver has decided there’s enough evidence to pursue the case against a 72-year-old real estate developer accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill a business associate.