New Trial

Fedell Caffey is serving a life sentence for the 1995 murder of Debra Evans and her two children. Caffey and two others also were convicted of cutting Evans' unborn baby from her womb. The baby survived. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Judge Considering Bid For Retrial In Grisly Triple Murder

Lawyers 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.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2012

Fedell Caffey, Debra Evans

Man Hopes Prosecutorial Misconduct Wins Him New Trial In Family Massacre Case

A 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.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2012

George Ryan

Ryan Wins Another Chance To Petition For New Trial

Former 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.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2012

Gavel

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.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

Fedell Caffey, Debra Evans

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.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

William Cellini leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse after he was convicted of two charges in a conspiracy to shake down a Hollywood producer for a campaign contribution to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. (Credit: CBS)

Judge Denies Cellini’s Bid For A New Trial

A 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.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

Larry Dominick

Cicero’s Dominick Wins New Trial In Lawsuit By Fired Employee

A federal judge has granted Cicero and Town President Larry Dominick a new trial in a civil lawsuit.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Judge Calls Blagojevich’s Motion For New Trial ‘Hare-Brained’

A federal judge angrily scolded a bid by attorneys for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to get a new trial, calling their motion alleging potential misconduct by the jury forewoman “hare-brained.”

CBS Chicago–12/19/2011

William Cellini leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse after he was convicted of two charges in a conspiracy to shake down a Hollywood producer for a campaign contribution to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. (Credit: CBS)

Judge Will Hold Hearing On Cellini Juror’s Failure To Disclose Felony Convictions

Springfield power broker William Cellini won’t get an automatic mistrial after learning that a juror in his corruption trial failed to disclose her criminal record before being picked for the jury, but a federal judge will hold a hearing on the matter.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2011

Photo Of Man Behind Jail Bars (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Convicted Killer Wants New Trial, Says His Sentence Was Too Soft

A convicted murderer who argued his sentence was too light has won his fight for a new trial.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

Rodell Sanders

Prosecutors Appealing New Trial For Murder Convict

Just days ago, a man who has been behind bars for 17 years learned his chance at freedom is in limbo.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2011

Silvonus Shannon, Derrion Albert

Defense Wants New Trial For Derrion Albert Defendant

man found guilty last month in the beating death of Fenger High School student Derrion Albert was not sentenced on Monday as planned, after his defense filed a motion for a new trial.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2011