Murder Plot

Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

Witness In Ex-Cop’s Trial: Torture Chamber ‘Would Make Stalin Proud’

The construction and planning of a torture chamber at his Northwest Side office took center stage in federal court on Wednesday, the second day of what’s expected to be Mandell’s two-week trial for a pair of separate murder plots.

02/13/2014

Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

Ex-Cop Says Recorded Conversation About Torture-Murder Was All Talk

Steve Mandell admitted he could be heard on audio tapes talking about killing, draining the blood and even dismembering one of the men he says he was hired to investigate. But it was all talk, he told jurors.

01/09/2014

Steven Mandell, left, and Gary Engel are accused of a kidnapping-ransom-murder plot. Here the two are seen in old mugshots. (CBS)

Two Ex-Cops — One A Former Death Row Inmate — Charged In Extortion, Murder Plot

Two former police officers, one from Chicago and the other from the western suburbs, were arrested Thursday night and charged with a plot to abduct, extort, murder and dismember a person they thought had access to large amounts of cash from commercial real estate holdings.

10/26/2012

Gavel

Man Gets Life Sentence In 2009 Double-Murder Plot

A man from Downers Grove was sentenced Friday to life in prison for conspiring with a Naperville man to murder a federal prosecutor and a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent.

07/07/2012

Edward F. Bachner IV

Man Admits To Buying Puffer Fish Poison In Plot To Kill Wife

A northwest suburban man has pleaded guilty to trying to kill his wife with poison from a puffer fish.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2011

File Photo (Abid Katib/ Getty Images)

Woman Plotted To Have Boyfriend Killed

A 23-year-old west suburban woman is being held on $750,000 bond for allegedly trying to hire a man to kill her boyfriend.

10/05/2010