Innocence Project Founder Seeks 'Conviction Integrity Unit'Conviction integrity units have sprung up recently in major metropolitan jurisdictions such as Dallas, New York, and Chicago. But a statewide team in Illinois would be a first nationally.
Illinois Killer Sentenced To Death For 5 California MurdersAn Illinois killer convicted of murdering five women in Southern California has been sentenced to death.
Hours Before Execution, Judge In Pharma Company Suit Halts Use Of DrugA Nevada judge is halting the use of a drug in the execution of twice-convicted killer Scott Raymond Dozier hours before he was scheduled to die by a first-of-its-kind lethal injection mixture.
Man Facing Death In Slayings Of Wife, 2 Kids Loses AppealLake County Judge Samuel Cappas and Magistrate Natalie Bokota determined Kevin Isom failed to establish he had ineffective counsel at his murder trial or during the appeals process.
Illinois House Committee Debating Whether To Reinstate The Death PenaltyAn Illinois House Committee debated Governor Bruce Rauner’s proposal to revive the death penalty for mass murderers and police killers in Springfield Monday.
House Committee To Debate Rauner's Proposal To Reinstate Death PenaltyThe governor’s plan would allow prosecutors to seek the death penalty in cases involving the murder of a law enforcement officer, or in mass murders.
Madigan: House Will Give Death Penalty Proposal Full HearingGov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to reinstate the death penalty for certain violent crimes and other changes he made to gun legislation will get a House hearing.
Rauner Seeks To Reinstate Death Penalty For Mass Murderers, Cop KillersIn a bombshell announcement Monday morning, Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed bringing back the death penalty in Illinois for mass murderers and cop killers.
George Ryan Resurfaces To Condemn Death PenaltyThe disgraced former Illinois governor would like to see capital punishment abolished across the U.S.
Man Convicted In 6 Illinois Deaths Seeks New Venue For Missouri TrialA 35-year-old man serving life sentences for six Illinois slayings wants to move a murder trial that could lead to his execution to another place in Missouri.
Missouri Seeks Death For Man Convicted In 6 Illinois MurdersProsecutors in Jefferson County south of St. Louis filed notice on June 8 of their intent to press for Nicholas Sheley's execution if he's convicted in the Festus, Missouri, killings of Jill and Tom Estes of Sherwood, Arkansas.
Indonesia Prosecutors Not Seeking Death Penalty For Chicago CoupleIndonesian prosecutors on Tuesday sought jail sentences of 18 years for an American man and 15 years for his girlfriend if they are found guilty of murdering the woman's mother while vacationing on the resort island of Bali last year.
Member Of Violent Hobos "Supergang" Cooperating With FedsThey made their name robbing NBA stars and slaying federal informants, authorities say. But the Hobos, an ultra violent Chicago “supergang,” suffered a heavy blow Wednesday when a middle-ranking member confessed to his role in five murders — and vowed to help the government convict his former bosses.
History Of The Death Penalty In Illinois A botched execution this week in Oklahoma has renewed debate over the death penalty, a practice that was abandoned in Illinois by Gov. George Ryan in 2000.
Convicted Killer, Former Death Row Inmate Dies In PrisonRicardo Harris walked into an Oak Lawn liquor store on May 13, 1999 and shot four people with a handgun, killing two employees and wounding two sisters, leaving them for dead.