September 15, 2001 |
A federal judge in Chicago threw out the conviction of a man who confessed to shooting an 11-year-old to death in 1994, when he himself was 14. U.S. District Judge Milton Shadur ruled that police had improperly obtained Derrick Hardaway's confession after more than 14 hours of interrogation.
April 16, 2001 |
The man accused of killing two people and wounding 16 others in a crowded Elgin bar was an ex-con obsessed with guns and the movie "Natural Born Killers," acquaintances and witnesses said. Michael York, who huddled behind the bar during the shooting, said he heard the suspect, Luther "Luke" V. Casteel, 42, shout, "I'm the king--how do you like me now?" Casteel has been charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and other counts.
April 15, 2001 |
A gunman opened fire in an Elgin bar, killing two people, and then was subdued by other customers. At least 21 people were injured. The gunman returned to JB's Pub with several weapons after employees ordered him to leave, police Lt. Mike Turner said. Turner said there were about 200 people in the bar. Most of the injured were shot, but some suffered cuts while fleeing the gunfire. Luther "Luke" V.
August 4, 2000 |
Prosecutors filed murder charges Thursday against a police officer who allegedly shot to death a mentally disabled motorist after chasing him down on the highway for failing to pay for a tank of gasoline. State's Atty. Charles Reynard charged Jeffrey Gabor, 23, with first- and second-degree murder in the July 24 killing of Shannon Lee Smith, 27. He refused to provide further information.
April 13, 2000 |
Forty-six years after Dr. Sam Sheppard was convicted of murdering his pregnant wife in a trial that riveted the nation, 34 years after he was acquitted in a second trial and 30 years after the once-rakish osteopath died a broken man, a civil jury hearing a wrongful imprisonment suit on Wednesday declined to clear him of the crime.
July 9, 1999 |
A week after a member of the World Church of the Creator terrorized two states by randomly gunning down minorities, federal authorities have begun investigating the white supremacist church and its self-proclaimed pontifex maximus, or supreme leader, to determine whether they incited members to violence. Authorities also are trying to determine whether the Rev.