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.
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.
Euripides “Caca” Caguana was trying to help his teenage son beat a murder rap, the feds say.
Matthew Olszewski, 23, allegedly tried to hire a hitman to murder his aunt, uncle and an elderly resident of his west suburban home.
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, was being held on an aggravated battery charge for an alleged attack on his girlfriend.
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.
Bail has been set at $7 million for a Steger man who wanted his daughter dead.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A businessman was indicted following his arrest in Denver last month in an alleged murder-for-hire plot.
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.