Murder

Javier Garza (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Man Gets 51 Years For 2013 Murder Of 14-Year-Old Boy

Michael Orozco was on his way to an ice cream shop with friends about 4:30 p.m. on April 7, 2013, when he was shot in the chest in the 2200 block of South Leavitt, Chicago Police said at the time. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he died less than an hour later.

05/11/2015

Photo Of Jorge Torrez (Handout Photo)

Ten Years Since Girls’ Deaths, Suspect Awaits Trial

It’s now been a decade since two young girls disappeared from the far north suburbs and were later found dead.

05/11/2015

Cecil Pendleton Jr. (courtesy family)

Four In Custody Following Murder Of Man At Merrillville, Ind. Apartment Complex

Several men were breaking into cars parked at the Tan Tar A Apartments at 150 E. 59th Ave. in Merrillville, Ind., at 5:11 a.m. when they saw Cecil Pendleton Jr. and tried to rob him as he was getting in his van to go to work.

05/07/2015

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Police: Man Murdered By Three Men Breaking Into Cars At Merrillville Apartment Complex

Police in Northwest Indiana are looking for the men who shot and killed a 55-year-old Merrillville man as he was leaving home for work early this morning.

05/06/2015

Timothy Herring (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Timothy Herring Guilty Of Killing Chicago Cop, CHA Officer

A jury returned a guilty verdict against a man who killed a Chicago police evidence technician and housing authority officer in 2010 as the tech investigated a car burglary on the Southeast Side.

05/06/2015

Timothy Herring (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Jury Sequestered After Failing To Reach Verdict In Double-Murder Trial

CHICAGO (STMW) — After failing to reach a verdict following six and a half hours of deliberations Tuesday night, Cook County jurors were sequestered by the judge in the Timothy Herring double-murder trial and sent […]

05/06/2015

Juan Barraza (left) and Luis Hernandez (right) were convicted of murder in the 2012 shooting death of 6-year-old Aliyah Shell (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Gang Members Convicted In Little Village Girl’s Murder

Minutes after a jury returned guilty verdicts for 21-year-old Juan Barraza, Cook County Judge Stanley Sacks convicted 19-year-old Luis Hernandez for Aliyah Shell’s murder.

05/06/2015

Adolfo Davis sits in a courtroom at the at the Leighton Criminal Court Building for his resentencing hearing in April 2015. (Credit: CBS)

In Prison Since Age 14, Convict Again Sentenced To Life

A Cook County judge said courts got it right the first time when they sentenced a 14-year-old to life in prison for a double murder in 1990, and again sentenced the now-38-year-old convict to life at a re-sentencing mandated by a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision.

05/04/2015

Adolfo Davis sits in a courtroom at the at the Leighton Criminal Court Building for his resentencing hearing in April 2015. (Credit: CBS)

Sent To Prison For Life At Age 14, Convict To Learn If Judge Will Reduce His Sentence

Attorneys for Adolfo Davis, now 38, have asked a Cook County judge to release him from prison, but prosecutors have said he deserves to spend the rest of his life behind bars for a double murder in 1990, despite his age at the time of the shooting.

05/04/2015

Santos Crespo | Cook County sheriff's office

Oklahoma Man Charged With ’99 Strangling On NW Side

An Oklahoma man has been charged with strangling a man nearly 16 years ago in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

05/03/2015

Timothy Jones (CBS)

Suspect Who Led Police On Deadly Chase Gets 28 Years

Back in 2013, Timothy Jones led police on a car chase that ended when a police car hit the victim’s vehicle. Killed in the crash was 57-year-old Jacqueline Reynolds.

05/01/2015

Todd Mandoline (DuPage County State's Attorney)

Villa Park Man Ejected From Birthday Party Gets 39 Years For Setting Fatal Fire

Todd Mandoline, 26, was sentenced to 27 years for murder and 12 years for aggravated arson, sentences that will run consecutively, prosecutors said.

04/30/2015

Enrique Torres (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Convicted Killer Gets 25 More Years For Attempted Murder

Enrique L. Torres, 31, was convicted of attempted murder in August 2014 in connection with an April 2007 shooting in Aurora, according to a statement from the Kane County state’s attorney’s office.

04/30/2015

Timothy Herring (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Cousin Of Alleged Cop Killer: He Told Me He Did It

She lowered her head, sobbed, mumbled and avoided eye contact with her cousin and the lawyers peppering her with questions. But Meosha Menzies hesitantly testified Tuesday that Timothy Herring admitted to her that he killed Chicago Police Officer Michael Flisk and former CHA cop Stephen Peters in November 2010.

04/29/2015

Drew Peterson (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Bolingbrook Police Pension Board To Vote If Drew Peterson Can Keep Pension

The Bolingbrook Police Pension Board was meeting Friday to determine whether to revoke the pension of former police sergeant and convicted killer Drew Peterson.

04/24/2015

Myron Mason (Credit: Chicago Police)

No Bail For Man Charged With Killing Ex In Front Of Her Kids

Myron Mason, of the 8600 block of South Kingston, was charged with first-degree murder Wednesday night in the death of Mechelle Lewis. Prosecutors said Mason was angry because he believed the victim gave him a sexually transmitted disease.

04/23/2015

Chicago police Detective Dante Servin listens as Judge Dennis Porter reads his decision at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Monday, April 20, 2015, in Chicago, for Servin's trial on manslaughter charges in the March 2012 shooting death of Rekia Boyd. The defense asked the judge for a directed verdict after the prosecution finished making its case last Thursday. Porter found Servin not guilty on all counts. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)

Attorney: “Very Disturbing” That Officer Not Charged With Murder In Death Of Rekia Boyd

A longtime criminal defense attorney said Monday’s acquittal of a Chicago police officer in the off-duty shooting of an unarmed woman appears to be the result of prosecutors giving the officer a break.

04/21/2015

Heather Mack,19, (left) and Tommy Schaefer, 21, (right) cry after being convicted 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.  Mack was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and Schaefer was sentenced to 18 years. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

Heather Mack, Tommy Schaefer Convicted Of Killing Sheila Von Wiese-Mack In Bali

The Denpasar District Court sentenced Tommy Schaefer to 18 years in prison and Heather Mack to 10 years for intentionally killing Sheila von Wiese-Mack while vacationing last August. The badly battered body was found stuffed in a suitcase inside the trunk of a taxi at the St. Regis Bali Resort.

04/21/2015

Geraldine Jones (Tarrant County Texas)

Suspect Charged In Murder Of Mother Whose Baby Was Stolen

A 36-year-old Gary, Ind. woman has been charged with murder, kidnapping and criminal confinement in the death of a 23-year-old Anderson woman police believe she duped into believing she was a child-welfare worker.

04/20/2015

Heather Mack holds her baby inside a holding cell before 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. (Credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bali Murder Suspect Moves To Transfer Part Of Trust Fund To Baby Daughter

As a young woman from Chicago awaits a verdict from an Indonesian court in the killing of her mother, she’s moving to transfer part of her $1.3 million trust fund to her newborn daughter.

04/20/2015

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