CHICAGO (AP) — A bond hearing is scheduled for a man granted a new trial in the deaths of two Chicago police officers 40 years ago.
A Cook County judge rejected the request of a special prosecutor to delay Thursday’s hearing for Jackie Wilson. The prosecutors said they needed to subpoena Wilson’s prison disciplinary records.
Wilson’s attorneys objected, calling the request a “fishing expedition.”
Judge William Hooks tossed out Wilson’s confession that he fatally shot officers Richard O’Brien and William Fahey in 1982 and ordered a new trial. The 57-year-old Wilson alleged former police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his subordinates tortured him into confessing to the shootings.
Wilson had been serving a life sentence in prison.
Burge was convicted in 2010 of lying about whether he ever witnessed or participated in the torture of suspects and served a term in federal prison.
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