Just minutes before, Governor Rauner took office Monday, Pat Quinn made a number of last minute moves, including freeing a man who’s spent more than two decades in prison for a crime he says he didn’t commit.
Gov. Pat Quinn commuted the sentence of a man recently imprisoned for lying in a murder case — and also commuted the sentences of a man convicted of killing a 77-year-old woman, a man convicted of shooting police officers and a man convicted of killing a college basketball standout — all in the governor’s final day in office.
Among the thousands of people hoping for a Christmas present from Governor Quinn in the form of clemency is a Chicago man who’s been in prison for more than two decades, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Two families were speaking out Tuesday night, saying a serial killer was allowed to keep killing because of bad work done by police and prosecutors.