Man’s Double-Murder Conviction Vacated, Granted New TrialJose Maysonet says he was forced to confess to murder by a Chicago detective who savagely beat him. On Oct. 26, 2016, he had his conviction vacated and was granted a new trial.
20 Years Later, New Trial For 2 Men Convicted In Double MurderTwo men who’ve spent 20 years behind bars for murder had their sentences thrown out Monday and were granted new trials in light of fingerprint evidence their attorneys say conclusively points to another culprit.
Jack McCullough Free After Judge Orders New Trial In 1957 Murder Of Maria RidulphA DeKalb County judge has ordered a new trial for a 76-year-old man convicted of killing 7-year-old Maria Ridulph in 1957, after prosecutors said new evidence shows Jack McCullough was wrongly convicted.
New Trial Ordered For Man Who Served Two Decades In PrisonCook County Circuit Judge Alfredo Maldonado ruled Thursday that 46-year-old Edward Bolden had a "substantial deprivation of constitutional rights" following his arrest for the Jan. 29, 1994, crimes.
1996 Murder Case Goes Before Illinois Supreme CourtThe 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.
Judge Considering Bid For Retrial In Grisly Triple MurderLawyers are questioning witnesses in court today and tomorrow in their bid to get a new trial for one of the men convicted of the gruesome 1995 slayings of a pregnant woman and her two kids.
Man Hopes Prosecutorial Misconduct Wins Him New Trial In Family Massacre CaseA man convicted in the 1995 murder of Debra Evans--in a plot to steal her unborn child--is hoping testimony of a former prosecutor can help him get a new trial.
Ryan Wins Another Chance To Petition For New TrialFormer Gov. George Ryan has served most of his 6 1/2 year prison sentence and is set to be released next year, but he will have a chance to appeal for a new trial again before that.
New Trial For Pardoned Convict's Police Torture Lawsuit An 80-year old man will get another day in court, as he goes after the City of Chicago because police allegedly beat a rape confession out of him in 1951.
New Trial For Man Convicted Of Killing Family, Cutting Baby From Womb?The man convicted of killing an Addison woman in 1995 and cutting an unborn baby from her womb should find out Wednesday when he will get a hearing that could lead to a new trial.
Judge Denies Cellini's Bid For A New TrialA federal judge denied a retrial Tuesday for longtime Illinois powerbroker William Cellini, rejecting arguments that he didn't get a fair trial because a juror lied about her criminal past during jury selection.
Cicero's Dominick Wins New Trial In Lawsuit By Fired EmployeeA federal judge has granted Cicero and Town President Larry Dominick a new trial in a civil lawsuit.