Trial Starts For Michael Gargiulo, Charged In Stabbing Deaths Of Glenview Teenager, 2 Los Angeles WomenOpening statements have begun in the Los Angeles murder trial of an air conditioning repairman charged with the stabbing deaths of two women and a suburban Chicago teenager for sexual gratification.
A.J. Freund's Mother Appointed Public Defender In Murder Case; Father Seeks More Time To Decide On LawyerThe parents of 5-year-old A.J. Freund are back in court today, to be arraigned on charges they forced their son to stand in a cold shower for an extended time, and then beat him to death.
Parents Of A.J. Freund Return To Court MondayAndrew Freund Sr. and JoAnn Cunningham are each being held on $5 million bond and are accused of murdering their 5-year-old son A.J.
Acting DCFS Chief On A.J.'s Death: 'Your Sense Of Outrage I Share 100%'DCFS has placed A.J.'s case worker and supervisor on administrative duties, removed from child care decisions, while an investigation continues.
'Maybe Mommy Didn't Mean To Hurt Me'; A.J. Freund Told Doctor About Mysterious Bruise Five Months Before His DeathFour months before 5-year-old A.J. Freund was killed, he told a doctor “maybe someone hit me with a belt. Maybe mommy didn’t mean to hurt me” after police found a mysterious bruise on his hip, according to a timeline released by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Prosecutors Drop Double Murder Charges Against James Gibson In Burge-Related Torture CaseOne month after an appeals court ordered a new trial for 53-year-old James Gibson in the 1989 murders of two men, based on evidence he was tortured into confessing, prosecutors have dropped charges, but insist he was not wrongfully convicted.
A.J. Freund Case: DCFS Timeline Raises Questions About Neglect Investigation Four Months Before Boy's DeathFour months before 5-year-old A.J. Freund's parents allegedly beat him to death, there appear to be significant discrepancies between a police report noting deplorable conditions inside the family's house, and a home visit by a DCFS investigator the next day, which ultimately deemed an allegation of neglect to be unfounded.
A.J. Freund's Parents Accused Of Killing And Burying 5-Year-Old Three Days Before Reporting Him MissingA.J. Freund's parents forced the 5-year-old into a cold shower for an extended period of time, and the 5-year-old was repeatedly struck all over his body, leading to his death, McHenry County prosecutors alleged in court Thursday morning.
Jerrell Dorsey Convicted In 2012 Murder Of 7-Year-Old Heaven SuttonA 33-year-old reputed gang member has been convicted of murder in the 2012 shooting death of 7-year-old Heaven Sutton, who was killed by a stray bullet while selling snow cones and candy in the North Austin neighborhood.
Man, Woman Sought In Connection With Fatal Shooting In Gary, IndianaDetectives in northwest Indiana have released surveillance images of two people wanted in connection with the murder of a 19-year-old man in Gary.
Trial Begins For Man Charged With Murder Of 7-Year-Old Heaven SuttonA 7-year-old girl who was gunned down while selling snow cones in Chicago 2012 would have been 14-years-old this year.
15-Year-Old Cold Case Murder In Lakeview Gets Renewed AttentionKevin Clewer's family handed out flyers Saturday and encouraged anyone with information to come forward and help solve the crime.
Darren Taylor Charged With Murders Of Gary Woman Temia Haywood, Her Teenage Son Lavell EdmondAn Indianapolis man has been charged with killing a 35-year-old woman and her 13-year-old son last month in Gary, Indiana.
Bond For Wheaton Man Accused Of Murdering His Brother-In-Law Set At $3 MillionThe bond for a Wheaton man accused of murdering his brother-in-law was set at $3 million Monday, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Man Gets Life In Prison For Brutal Murder of Wheaton WomanA man convicted in the September 2013 murder of a Wheaton woman has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.