Steven Mandell was accused of plotting to kidnap, torture, extort money, and then kill and dismember Riverside businessman Steve Campbell in an office he and an accomplice had equipped with saws and a sink in which to drain the victim’s blood.
Opening statements scheduled for Thursday morning in Allan Kustok’s murder trial have been postponed until Friday after defense attorney Rick Beuke slipped on ice outside the courthouse
An Illinois Appellate Court panel has upheld the murder conviction of a Carpentersville woman accused of killing a 16-month-old boy at a Deerfield daycare center five years ago, but the woman’s father said it’s only a minor setback.
Lake Superior Court jurors on the road-rage murder trial of a former Cook County, Ill., correctional officer heard how evidence was collected at the scene where the victim’s car crashed into a gas pump.
A crime scene reconstructionist cast doubt Wednesday on Allan Kustok’s explanation of how his wife died, saying it was unlikely that Anita “Jeanie” Kustok could have shot herself with a revolver that her husband gave her for their 34th wedding anniversary.
Prosecutors say Allan Kustok killed his wife with a powerful .357-caliber revolver that he gave her several weeks earlier for their 34th anniversary.
Erick Maya, 23, allegedly shot 15-year-old Briana Valle to death outside her home in Romeoville. He also allegedly shot Valle’s mother.
A former Cook County correctional officer on trial for murder in a road-rage shooting in Hammond, Ind., told police he thought the other driver was reaching for a gun.
Anthony Tucker, 41, was charged one count of first-degree murder, one count of felony robbery armed with a discharged firearm and two felony counts of robbery armed with a firearm after a fatal shooting Feb. 9 in the 4500 block of West Monroe Street.
As the murder trial of Allan Kustok gets underway Tuesday with jury selection, one fact is not in dispute: A revolver he gave his wife several weeks earlier for their 34th anniversary was used to kill her.
It has been two years since Nikki Mallek’s brother was found in northwest suburban Park Ridge bound and strangled. And she is struggling to find answers and justice.
Juan Briseno was set to go on trial on April 7 on charges of racketeering, murdering six people and trying to murder four others. However, his attorneys filed a motion in January, asking to delay that trial until September.
Jurors watched videotape footage of former Chicago cop Steve Mandell laughing as he discussed mutilating the genitals of a businessman as part of a macabre alleged double murder plot Friday morning.
Allan Kustok is accused of shooting his wife in the head as she slept on the morning of Sept. 29, 2010, in their bedroom at their Orland Park house.
A teenage boy has been charged with murder in connection to a shooting late last year that left one man dead and another seriously wounded in the South Shore neighborhood.
A 17-year-old has been charged as an adult with murder, in connection with the robbery of an off-duty Cook County Sheriff’s sergeant Monday night that left another suspect dead.
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.
Prosecutors said Kenneth Bardlett admitted to being one of the two men caught on surveillance video as they tried to rob Sam’s Tobacco and Foodmart on Jan. 19, although Bardlett is not accused of being the gunman who shot the clerk, Husein Saghir.
Tyrell Jackson, 26, of Villa Park, had faced up to 70 years in prison, until his original conviction on a charge of first-degree murder was overturned by the Illinois Appellate Court.
Former Chicago cop Steve Mandell and alleged accomplice Gary Engel aimed to pose as cops to abduct Riverside businessman Steve Campbell, tie him to a wheelchair, blindfold him, mutilate his genitals, then drug him with Ambien sleep pills and kill him, federal prosecutors said.