No Decision From Torture Commission On Mahaffey CaseRelatives of a Chicago couple murdered decades ago will have to wait even longer to find out if the man convicted of the killings will have his case retried.
Burge Slams Chicago Torture PayoutsThe Chicago Sun-Times reports former police commander Jon Burge confirms he told a blogger he has trouble believing city leaders would even contemplate giving reparations to "human vermin" like the "guilty, vicious criminals" he tried to take off the streets.
Rally Held In Support Of Reparations For Chicago Police Torture VictimsWBBM's Mariam Sobh reports more than 100 people gathered at the Chicago Temple at 77 W. Washington where torture survivors, psychologists and alderman spoke about the need for not only money, but social services for survivors of police brutality and their family members.
Ex-Cop Gets Life, Plus Five Years, In Gruesome Kidnap-Torture-Murder Plot A twisted murder plot by a former Chicago police officer ended Thursday with Steve Mandell sentenced to life in prison, plus five years.
Lawyer Seeks Less Than 12 Years For Ex-Cop In Kidnap-Torture-Murder PlotSteve Mandell might have been convicted in one of the grisliest and most lurid federal trials in Chicago’s recent history, but he deserves a “glimmer of hope that he will one day be free at an old age,” his attorney Francis Lipuma argues in a court filing ahead of Mandell’s sentencing next month.
Alderman Pushes Ordinance To Compensate Torture Victims As Jon Burge Leaves Prison As former police commander and allleged torturer Jon Burge walks from prison to a half-way house, torture victims are renewing their call for millions in compensation from the city, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Former Police Commander Jon Burge Expected To Be Released From Prison Thursday A former Chicago police commander in federal prison for lying about the torture of suspects by officers under his command is expected to be released Thursday, his lawyer said.
Judge Upholds 59-Year Sentence In Torture-Murder CaseA defense attorney for Jose Horta, 21, had argued that his client’s sentence stood out as unusually harsh in comparison with other defendants convicted in the case.
Woman, 23, Pleads Guilty In Torture-Murder Case Accused of using a blowtorch in the 2011 torture-murder of Waukegan resident David Campbell, Nadia Palacios pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Tuesday in Lake County Circuit Court.
Man Gets 59 Years For Role In Blowtorch MurderThe man accused of holding a gun on 27-year-old David Campbell as he was tortured and killed in a north suburban Waukegan body shop in July 2011 was sentenced Thursday to 59 years in prison.
Federal Jury Convicts Ex-Cop In Torture, Murder PlotSteven 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.
Jurors See Video Of Ex-Cop Discussing Gruesome Torture-Murder PlotJurors 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.