John Wrana had to die. The World War II vet was 95 years old, just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday. He was active and sharp, he liked to gamble, tell jokes and have a drink. He was alive. But he wasn't stupid. He knew he was very old. He ... Chicago Tribune, 5 days ago
The trial of a Park Forest police officer charged for his role in the death of veteran John Wrana Jr. is expected to take place early next year. Officer Craig Taylor is facing one count of reckless conduct for the July 2013 confrontation in which ...Chicago Tribune, 5 days ago Cop who fired beanbag rounds in vet's death: 'Did my job by the book' Chicago Tribune, 6 days ago
Alstory Simon, 64, confessed to a double murder in Chicago in 1999 It came as a result of aninvestigation from a team of students at Northwestern University, led by Professor David Protess It helped free death row inmate Anthony Porter who was ...Capital Bay, 1 week ago Man who spent 15 years in prison for something he didn't do thanks to anti-death penalty group admits he found it hard to forgive Capital Bay, 1 week ago 'INNOCENCE' LOST Anti-death penalty group accused of coercion FOXNews.com, 1 week ago
Who killed Marilyn Green and Jerry Hillard? In 1983, Cook County prosecutors were sure it was Anthony Porter who had gunned down the teenagers near a swimming pool in Washington Park — sure enough to gain a speedy conviction and send him to ...Chicago Tribune, 3 weeks ago
CHICAGO— A 64-year-old man whose confession for a double homicide played a key role in Illinois eventually abolishing the death penalty has been freed. Alstory Simon's confession to the homicides led to the freeing of death row inmate Anthony ...USA Today, 3 weeks ago
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