Murder Trial

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Defendant In Joliet Double-Murder Waives Right To Jury Trial

Joshua Miner is accused of killing Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins, both 22, in January 2013.


Anita Alvarez

Former Judges, Ex-Prosecutors Urge Alvarez To Drop Perjury Case

The letter to Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said the prosecution of Willie Johnson could discourage other people from recanting prior testimony.


Oscar Pistorius. (Getty Images)

Pistorius Apologizes To Family Of Late Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius says he still has nightmares about the fateful night he murdered his girlfriend.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Sarah Kustok Condemns Dad’s Affairs But Doesn’t Think He Shot Her Mom

The former Chicago sportscaster took the stand Monday in the murder trial of her father and offered testimony casting doubt on allegations he murdered her mother. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.


Jose Horta (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Jury Selection Begins In Torture Murder Trial

Following somewhat of a rocky start Monday, the murder trial of Jose Horta of Waukegan, charged in connection with the July 2011 grisly torture murder of 27-year-old Waukegan resident David Campell, got under way.


Christopher Harris

Third Man Convicted In Murder Of Chicago Police Officer

A Cook County jury convicted the gunman in the fatal drive-by shooting of Chicago Police Officer Alejandro “Alex” Valadez of murder and attempted murder after nearly seven hours of deliberation late Wednesday night


Gavel, Court, Generic Sized Image

Fitness Trial Looming For Man Charged In Three Killings

Five years after an attorney first raised questions about Quentin Moore’s fitness to stand trial on murder charges, a jury will soon be seated to formally decide the issue, the Beacon-News is reporting.


Johnny Borizov (Credit: DuPage County Jail)

Johnny Borizov Convicted In Darien Triple Murder Trial

Johnny Borizov was found guilty of plotting to kill three members of his ex-girlfriend’s family three years ago in Darien.


Jacob Nodarse testifies against his friend Johnny Borizov, in a triple-murder trial in DuPage County. Nodarse has admitted to killing three members of Borizov's ex-girlfriend's family at Borizov's behest. (Credit: CBS)

Star Witness In Darien Triple-Murder Trial Takes Stand

he confessed gunman in a triple murder in west suburban Darien three years ago took the stand Thursday in a DuPage County courtroom, and testified about being ordered to commit the murders by his friend, Johnny Borizov.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2013

Johnny Borizov (Credit: DuPage County Jail)

DuPage Judge Allows Cameras For April Murder Trial

A DuPage County judge has overruled objections from both sides and will allow cameras into the courtroom for a high-profile murder trial next month.


Drew Peterson (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Drew Peterson Keeps Legal Team, Denies Asking New Lawyers To File Appeal

The Will County judge who presided over Drew Peterson’s murder trial had to sort through some legal drama on Friday, about what attorneys would represent the former Bolingbrook police officer going forward.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2012

Drew Peterson Court

Pastor Who Testified In Peterson Trial Fights Domestic Violence

A Naperville pastor who testified against Drew Peterson in his murder trial is using his notoriety for a higher purpose.

WBBM Newsradio–10/02/2012

Christopher Vaughn (back left) is accused of killing his wife and three children. (CBS File Photo)

Vaughn Jury Foreman Writing Book About Trial

A Will County attorney is looking to write a book about his role as foreman on the Christopher Vaughn murder trial.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

Christopher Vaughn is accused of killing his wife and three children in 2007. (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

Jurors Convict Christopher Vaughn Of Killing His Family

A jury on Thursday abruptly convicted Christoper Vaughn of fatally shooting his wife and three children in 2007.


Christopher Vaughn is accused of killing his wife and three children in 2007. (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

Report: Witness Fails To Bolster Case For Vaughn’s Defense

A defense witness at the murder trial of Christopher Vaughn doesn’t appear to have helped his case.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012

Christopher Vaughn is accused of killing his wife and three children in 2007. (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

Christopher Vaughn’s Sister Testifies At His Murder Trial

Jurors could begin deliberations late next week in the Christopher Vaughn murder trial, with the defense’s case wrapping up as early as Tuesday.


Christopher Vaughn is accused of killing his wife and three children in 2007. (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

Prosecutors Rest Their Case Against Christopher Vaughn

Prosecutors have rested their case against Christopher Vaughn, the Oswego man accused of gunning down his wife and three young children so he could go live a life of isolation in the Canadian wilderness.


Jack Daniel McCullough, 71, was charged with kidnapping and murder in the 1957 slaying of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph in Sycamore, Ill. (Photo credit: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

Young Victim’s Brother Testifies In Trial For 1957 Murder

Charles Ridulph thought his 7-year-old sister, Maria, was outside playing with a friend near their Sycamore home on Dec. 3, 1957.


Members of the Drew Peterson trial jury meet with the media Friday, a day after convicting Peterson of murder. (CBS)

Peterson Jurors: ‘We All Knew It Was A Homicide’

Jurors in the Drew Peterson trial said the hearsay testimony in the trial was “extremely critical” in reaching a guilty verdict.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2012

Drew Peterson

Drew Peterson Found Guilty Of Killing Third Wife

The former Bolingbrook police sergeant will be sentenced Nov. 26 and faces a prison sentence of up to 60 years in the death of Kathleen Savio.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2012