Closing arguments were delivered Tuesday morning in the trial of the accused ringleader of a grisly double-homicide in 2013. A verdict on the fate of Joshua Miner, 26, is expected from Will County Circuit Court Judge Gerald Kinney on Oct. 8.
An Illinois Democrat appointed by disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to a U.S. Senate in 2008 has become an issue in the lead-up to a federal trial in Chicago, with defense attorneys claiming Roland Burris was once accused of seeking to extort a business.
The voice of the man who allegedly engineered a grisly double-homicide on Joliet’s Hickory Street in January 2013 could finally echo through a Will County courtroom Wednesday.
Jurors heard graphic details of a fatal head-on crash and allegations of bizarre behavior from the defendant during opening statements Tuesday in the first-degree murder trial of Mark Oelerich.
George disclosed in March that he was undergoing chemotherapy to treat cancer surrounding his right kidney and that he expected the cancer to likely be the cause of his death.
Will County Judge Gerald Kinney scheduled Joshua Miner’s murder trial for Sept. 22 during a court appearance Thursday for Miner, 26, and Adam Landerman, 21. But the trial could be postponed if a pending evaluation of Miner’s sanity at the time of the killings is not complete.
Bethany McKee, 20, is on trial for the murders of two 22-year-olds, Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover. Their bodies were found Jan. 10, 2013, in Alisa Massaro’s home at 1121 N. Hickory St. in Joliet. Closing statements in McKee’s trial could begin as early as Tuesday.
Bill McKee is in court every day for the murder trial of his daughter, Bethany. She’s in jail because he turned her in. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Elusive details of one of Joliet’s most gruesome double homicides could finally be revealed this week when one of four people arrested in the case is set to go on trial.
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.