Judge Tosses Out Convictions In 1989 Murder Of Cop's WifeA Cook County judge has thrown out the convictions of two men who spent nearly 45 combined years in prison for the 1989 of a retired Chicago police sergeant’s wife, based on DNA evidence and allegations of police torture.
Chicago Man Gets Contempt Conviction And 6-Year Term OverturnedBandaly Sylla was imprisoned in 2015 after a jury found he lied that a woman who was killed in a traffic accident wasn’t married.
Man Cleared Of Double Murder Takes Cops, Prosecutors To TrialDeon Patrick has sued the city, seven Chicago police officers and two Cook County prosecutors over his conviction for the slayings of Jeffrey Lassiter and Sharon Haugabook. He spent two decades in prison before Cook County prosecutors dismissed the murder charges against him in 2014.
Appeals Court Voids Husband's Antifreeze Death ConvictionA Wisconsin man found guilty of fatally poisoning his wife with antifreeze won an appeal that overturned his conviction, but he remained in prison Wednesday as prosecutors considered whether to seek a retrial.
Judge Overturns Convictions For Man Who Served 27 Years In Prison For Murder, Attempted RapeA man who served more than 27 years behind bars for murder and attempted rape on Chicago's South Side had his case overturned on Monday.
Police Torture Victim Freed After 30 Years Behind BarsStanley Wrice walked out of a central Illinois prison on Wednesday, freed after 30 years behind bars, after his rape conviction was tossed out because he had been tortured into confessing.
Mom Released From Prison After Appeals Court Tosses ConvictionA Chicago woman was back with her family on Monday after seven years behind bars, now that her conviction has been overturned.
Appeals Court: Bribes Too Small To Convict Zoning InspectorAn appeals court has reversed the bribery conviction of a Chicago zoning inspector on grounds the value of two $600 payoffs he received weren't high enough.
Prosecutor To Decide On Further Action After Inmate's Tossed ConvictionLake County State's Attorney Michael Waller is expected to meet Monday with his appellate prosecutors to decide whether to pursue any further criminal action against Juan Rivera.