Murder

Heather Mack,19 (R) and Tommy Schaefer, 21 (L), both of the US sit in a courtroom with their translator during their sentence demand trial on March 31, 2015 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian prosecutors asked a court to sentence Heather Mack to 15 years and Tommy Schaefer to 18 years in jail. Tommy Schaefer and his girlfriend Heather Mack are accused of murdering Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in the back of a taxi outside a luxury Bali hotel in August 2014. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

Indonesian Prosecutors Insist Murder Of Chicago Woman Was Planned

Indonesian prosecutors insisted Thursday they have shown enough evidence that an American couple deliberately plotted to kill the woman’s mother while vacationing on Bali and should be found guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced to jail.

04/09/2015

Tahari Wilson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Suit: Man Spent 21 Months In Jail On Fabricated Murder Charge

A South Side man who spent nearly two years in jail on a murder charge is suing six members of the Chicago Police Department who, a new lawsuit says, willfully disregarded evidence that would have exonerated him almost immediately.

04/09/2015

Heather Mack (R) listens to her interpreter during her trial at Denpasar court on Bali island on April 7, 2015. Indonesian prosecutors have recommended a 15 year prison sentence for Mack, for the murder of her mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase. (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawyers Seek Leniency, See No Proof Chicago Couple Planned Bali Murder

Lawyers representing an American couple on trial in Indonesia argued Tuesday that there is no evidence of premeditated murder in her mother’s death and sought light sentences if they are convicted.

04/07/2015

Kamron Taylor (Credit: Kankakee County Sheriff)

Reward Up To $7,500 For Arrest Of Kankakee Fugitive

Authorities have increased the reward for information leading to the arrest of a convicted killer who escaped from a Kankakee jail earlier this week.

04/03/2015

Kamron Taylor (Credit: Kankakee County Sheriff)

Police Believe ‘Someone Is Helping’ Escaped Kankakee Convict

A massive manhunt continued early Thursday in central Illinois, a day after a 23-year-old convicted killer escaped from a Kankakee County jail by overpowering a guard and donning his uniform.

04/02/2015

Kamron Taylor (Credit: Kankakee County Sheriff)

Escaped Kankakee Convict Still At Large

A manhunt was underway in Kankakee County on Wednesday, after a convicted killer escaped from the county jail.

04/01/2015

Heather Mack,19 (R) and Tommy Schaefer, 21 (L), both of the Chicago, sit in a courtroom with their translator during their sentence demand trial on March 31, 2015 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian prosecutors asked a court to sentence Heather Mack to 15 years and Tommy Schaefer to 18 years in jail. Tommy Schaefer and his girlfriend Heather Mack are accused of murdering Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in the back of a taxi outside a luxury Bali hotel in August 2014. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

Indonesia Prosecutors Not Seeking Death Penalty For Chicago Couple

Indonesian prosecutors on Tuesday sought jail sentences of 18 years for an American man and 15 years for his girlfriend if they are found guilty of murdering the woman’s mother while vacationing on the resort island of Bali last year.

03/31/2015

Heather Mack (L) and Tommy Schaefer (R) of the Chicago walk to a court room for a trial hearing in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March  11, 2015. Mack and Tommy Schaefer are facing separate trials in Bali for the murder of her mother, 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese Mack, whose body was found rammed in a suitcase in the boot of a taxi outside an exclusive resort in August 2014. (Photo credit:  SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Couple’s Murder Trial In Indonesia Delayed After Baby Hospitalized

Heather Mack, 19, gave birth to a daughter, Stella, last week and returned with the baby to prison after several days’ stay in the hospital. She brought the 9-day-old baby to the prison clinic on Wednesday morning when she noticed the baby’s skin was yellow.

03/26/2015

Edward Hartgraves (Credit: Huntley Police)

Man Charged With Beating Wife To Death

Charges have been upgraded to murder against a 64-year-old man whose wife died three days after a beating in their home in northwest suburban Huntley.

03/26/2015

Antwan Elliot (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Shooting Death Of Teen Boy In Portage Park

Antwan Elliot, 21, was charged with single counts of first-degree murder, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card, police announced Monday night.

03/24/2015

Javier Bahena (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Killing Wife In Hospital Allegedly Accused Her Of Cheating

Javier Bahena, 43, was charged with one count of first-degree murder. He allegedly killed his 42-year-old wife, Francisca Quintero, about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, just hours after her brother died of a heart attack at Alexian Brothers Medical Center on Sunday, authorities said.

03/24/2015

(Credit: Eliot Schechter/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Charged With Fatally Stabbing Relative At Elk Grove Village Hospital

The estranged husband of a woman who was stabbed to death at an Elk Grove Village hospital on Sunday has been charged with first-degree murder.

03/23/2015

Heather Mack (L) and Tommy Schaefer (R) of the Chicago walk to a court room for a trial hearing in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March  11, 2015. Mack and Tommy Schaefer are facing separate trials in Bali for the murder of her mother, 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese Mack, whose body was found rammed in a suitcase in the boot of a taxi outside an exclusive resort in August 2014. (Photo credit:  SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Charged With Killing Mom In Bali, Chicago Woman Gives Birth

On trial in Indonesia for allegedly killing her mother, Chicago resident Heather Mack gave birth to a baby girl on Tuesday.

03/17/2015

Gabriel Guardiola (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Convicted In Friend’s Murder Sentenced To 55 Years

Gabriel Guardiola, 38, was convicted of one count of first-degree murder on Jan. 30 for the shooting that killed Cicero resident Ricardo Rivera in the early morning hours of Feb. 24, 2013, court records show.

03/17/2015

Shadwick King (Credit: Kane County State's Attorney)

Geneva Man Accused Of Wife’s Murder Testifies

A Geneva man accused of killing his wife and dumping her body along railroad tracks near their home says he absolutely did not do it.

03/16/2015

Chicago police released these images of possible suspects in the murder of a 77-year-old man. (Credit:Chicago Police)

Police Release Images Of Suspects In Fatal Shooting Of 77-Year-Old Man

Chicago Police have released a video of two suspects in a Roseland shooting last week that left a 77-year-old man dead and three others injured, including his 5-year-old great-grandson and another 2-year-old boy.

03/15/2015

Heather Mack (L) and Tommy Schaefer (R) of the Chicago walk to a court room for a trial hearing in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March  11, 2015. Mack and Tommy Schaefer are facing separate trials in Bali for the murder of her mother, 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese Mack, whose body was found rammed in a suitcase in the boot of a taxi outside an exclusive resort in August 2014. (Photo credit:  SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Man Charged In Bali Murder Testifies Girlfriend’s Mom Choked Him, Threatened Baby

Tommy Schaefer, 21, and Heather Mack, 19, are being tried separately by Denpasar District Court, where they are charged with premeditated murder for the death of Sheila von Wiese-Mack last August in Bali. They could face a firing squad if found guilty. The victim’s badly beaten body was found in a suitcase on a taxi.

03/12/2015

Heather Mack (L) and Tommy Schaefer (R) of the Chicago walk to a court room for a trial hearing in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March  11, 2015. Mack and Tommy Schaefer are facing separate trials in Bali for the murder of her mother, 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese Mack, whose body was found rammed in a suitcase in the boot of a taxi outside an exclusive resort in August 2014. (Photo credit:  SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Woman Says Boyfriend Killed Mom In Indonesia

An American woman charged with premeditated murder in the death of her mother on Indonesia’s Bali island told a court Wednesday that her boyfriend killed her mother in anger after she threatened to kill their unborn baby.

03/11/2015

Mark Downs (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

1996 Murder Case Goes Before Illinois Supreme Court

The mother of a 6-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Aurora nearly 20 years ago said it would break her heart if the man convicted of killing her son gets a new trial, as the case went before the Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday.

03/11/2015

Manuela Rodriguez (Credit: Chicago Police)

Grandmother Charged In Murder Of 7-Month-Old Girl

Manuela Rodriguez, of the 2800 block of South Avers Avenue, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder in the death of 7-month-old Rose Herrera.

03/10/2015

more

previous