Testimony That Led To Mistrial In El Rukn Case A $68,000 ErrorTestimony by a former Chicago police detective that triggered a mistrial in the ongoing saga of a wrongfully convicted former death row inmate has turned out to be a $68,000 mistake.
Testimony Concludes In Trial Of Man Charged With Killing Nailah FranklinTestimony finished Monday in the murder trial of real estate investor Reginald Potts, who is accused of strangling ex-girlfriend Nailah Franklin in 2007 after she threatened to reveal his criminal past.
Nailah Franklin’s Boyfriend Says He Sent Her An Email Asking: ‘Are You Alive?’When Andre Wright didn’t hear from his new girlfriend for several hours on a fall day eight years ago, he called her and left a voicemail. He didn’t get a call back on Sept 18, 2007. Wright testified Thursday that the next day while at work, he sent Franklin an email asking her, “Are you alive?” She wasn’t, according to Cook County prosecutors.
More Than Eight Years Later, Trial Begins In Woman's MurderReginald Potts is accused of killing 28-year-old Nailah Franklin in 2007. The woman's remains were found in a wooded area behind a vacant Calumet City store owned by Potts' brother-in-law. A medical examiner ruled she had been asphyxiated.
Teen Convicted Of Fatal Shooting Through Chicago Lawn Window Last YearRasaan Price was found guilty of murder Thursday after a four-day jury trial, according to Cook County court records. Price was 15 when the shooting happened on July 23, 2014.
Jury Deliberating In Excessive Force Case Against Chicago CopAldo Brown, 38, testified that he only began throwing punches at Jecque Howard in the Omar Salma shop on East 76th Street after he realized Howard had a handgun in his back pocket.
Third Defendant Convicted In 2010 Shooting Death Of Off-Duty CopJurors found that although Marcus Floyd did not pull the trigger, he was legally responsible for Thomas Wortham IV's killing because he joined his cousin in attempting to rob the off-duty officer.
Man Convicted Of Killing Two "For Fun" In 2009A Humboldt Park man was convicted Wednesday of shooting two motorists to death and robbing two others during a frenetic crime spree on the West Side.
Trial Begins For Man Charged With Killing Off-Duty Chicago Police OfficerMarcus Floyd, 24, is the third and final person to be tried for Thomas Wortham IV’s murder during a failed armed robbery in 2010.
Police Search For Elgin Man Convicted Of Sexually Abusing A ChildA warrant has been issued for 50-year-old Jaime Rodriguez, who was last seen Sept. 14 during a bond hearing at the Kane County Judicial Center, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office. The trial was completed despite his absence, and he was convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Trial Scheduled To Begin For Alleged Killer Of Metra Police OfficerNine years after Metra Police Officer Thomas Cook was gunned down at a train station in Harvey, his accused killer was set to go on trial this week.
Bomb Plot Suspect Found Competent To Stand Trial; Lawyers May ChallengeA suburban man accused of trying to blow up a downtown Chicago bar three years ago has been found competent to stand trial, his lawyer said. But Thomas Anthony Durkin, a lawyer for 21-year-old Adel Daoud of Hillside, told a judge Monday he might challenge that finding ahead of Daoud’s trial Jan. 5.