CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is dropping her opposition to the parole bid of a man convicted in the 1967 shooting death of a Chicago police officer.
Foxx in a letter to the state’s prisoner review board didn’t explain her reasoning in the case of 77-year-old Joseph Hurst.READ MORE: Kyle Lowry Scores 19 Points, Heat Beat Bulls 107-104
Hurst was sentenced to death but he was resentenced to 100 to 300 years in prison after the U.S. Supreme Court declared a moratorium on capital punishment in 1972.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Breezy With A Little More Sunshine
Foxx says Officer Herman Stallworth’s family strongly opposes parole.
Foxx over the summer dropped her opposition to parole for another man convicted of killing another Chicago officer, but the review board denied that man’s parole.MORE NEWS: 'Success Absolutely Means Survival At This Point': Local Shops Inch Toward Recovery On Small Business Saturday
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