The family of a Chicago man murdered last fall in Michigan will be in court this week in Ann Arbor, as one of the accused killers goes on trial.
Judge Clayton Crane told Alfreda Giedrojc that she must return to court Aug. 28, at which time her treatment schedule will be unveiled. The judge also said Giedrojc, 62, must be re-evaluated after one year to determine whether she is fit to stand trial after treatment.
Cook County Judge Moshe Jacobius said Daley will have to provide more information showing he’s too ill to testify. His lawyers have said he’s not well enough after the stroke-like episode he suffered in January.
A Will County judge on Thursday ruled that statements a man accused in the grisly murders of two Joliet men allegedly made to police without an attorney present may be used against him.
Ralph Perez Martinez, 59, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, robbery and criminal confinement in the death of Mary Austgen, 76, of St. John, Ind., who was found dead in her 2011 GMC Yukon Denali in the garage of the Majestic Star Casino.
Prosecutors revealed this week that they have a witness who told them that Philip Vatamaniuc allegedly admitted to being the shooter in the murder of Highland Park 20-year-old Colin Nutter last summer.
Following approximately 4 hours of deliberations, a federal jury has convicted state Rep. Derrick Smith of bribery and extortion charges.
A lawyer for an Illinois lawmaker accused of taking a bribe has told jurors during closing arguments that his client was “set up” by a campaign worker-turned-FBI informant.
Attorneys for an Illinois legislator on trial for bribery suggested during cross-examination of an FBI agent that their client was entrapped by a government informant and federal investigators.
Jurors at an Illinois lawmaker’s bribery trial have heard a secret FBI recording in which the Chicago Democrat appears to accept a $7,000 bribe — counted out in seven, $1,000 stacks.
A former north suburban man sentenced to death last Friday in Virginia murder will likely stand trial in Lake County later this summer for the brutal murder of two young girls on Mother’s Day 2005.
Agent Ryan McDonald testified Friday at state Rep. Derrick Smith’s trial. McDonald says the application for a wiretap indicated the campaign worker-turned-informant had one arrest. He actually had 22.
A man serving life sentences for two killings was convicted Thursday in the deaths of four others who were fatally beaten with a hammer in a northwest Illinois apartment.
Opening statements Thursday at an Illinois lawmaker’s bribery trial focused on a campaign worker-turned-FBI informant, referred to in court only by a first name, Pete, who secretly recorded state Rep. Derrick Smith allegedly seeking a $7,000 bribe.
Derrick Smith, 50, is accused of taking $7,000 in exchange for writing a letter supporting a day care center’s application for a state grant.
Rasmieh Yousef Odeh of Evergreen Park turned down a plea agreement last week in Detroit federal court and fired her attorney. Her new lawyer, Michael Deutsch, has made a career of representing political activists.
Torolan Williams, 28, killed the victims with the help of his cohort Michael King on April 23, 2008, prosecutors said. Earlier this week, Williams’ high school friend and accomplice testified against him.
Carly Rousso and her attorney, Douglas Zeit, have opted for a bench trial in which Judge James Booras will reach the verdict in the case. Attempts by Zeit and prosecutors to reach a negotiated plea deal in the case have been declared “at an impasse.”
Jose Reyes, 28, is charged with multiple counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated kidnapping and production of child pornography. If convicted, he faces 24 years to life in prison.
Rep. Derrick Smith is a Chicago Democrat who’s charged with accepting a $7,000 bribe. He is scheduled to go to trial May 28, but the Legislature isn’t scheduled to adjourn until May 31.