Defendant convicted of killing homeless man in DuPage County fo...

A DuPage County jury this afternoon found Luigi Adamo Jr. guilty of murdering a homeless man in a DuPage forest preserve and stealing $8 from him in October 2000. Full Story
Not a Fan

Montgomery, IL

#22 Mar 3, 2008
Crushed family member wrote:
He is my cousin...luigi adamo. And my whole family is devastated and completely heartbroken right before christmas. had you been there you'd realize there was NO EVIDENCE to prove he did this. 10 members of the 1st jury said not guilty, 2 said guilty. but some scum wrote in the paper that it was the other way around. don't worry, he'll appeal this and he'll be out by next Christmas. no biggie!!!
I know who wrote this. I, too, know "Louie". Luigi has had "problems" since he was young--anger, ego, and social interaction. He has been spoiled his entire life and has suffered no consequences. Well, unfortunately, this is the one consequence that even his parents can't buy him out of. He must pay for what he did to that man. So, to say it's "no biggie" is terribly naive and irresponsible. Luigi has NEVER been an upstanding (nor humble) man. He's just a rich kid who felt those around him were disposable. And you're even more naive to think he doesn't think the same of you....
just me

Willow Springs, IL

#23 Apr 11, 2008
unfortunately we will never know the true story. the two friends that turned him in are not of the best standing in society and will / could say anything to lessen their own punishment with the laws blessing....the girl that turned him in is questionable also, she was a revengeful person suffering from a broken heart .... there are many sides to this story and unfortunately newspapers are a very very biased resource and should not be taken word for word as truth or taken as true facts...they are just speculating and trying to make the story more interesting. I feel for both families and i feel for the people who are lieing and i feel for the people telling the truth...we will never know
Friend

Chicago Heights, IL

#24 Apr 15, 2008
I know him personally and his family. All of which are very nice and charming people. I know Louie well and know he wouldn't do such a thing. He'll be out soon. Hang in there bud. And those that say bad or cold things are being ridiculous, there are many cases, black and white people that are in jail unfairly. None of you were there or are in his or anyones head and can swear on your lives that anyone is guilty of any crime. Even those that arent guilty have claimed they were guilty just as a plea deal.
Yamaha IL

Aurora, IL

#25 Apr 17, 2008
been there _done that wrote:
well i can tell ya'all first hand, that luigi adamo was guilty without a doubt! so sorry to all his family memebers that he lied to. i would want to believe my child was innocent too! fact is, he did kill john conrad and without any remorse or reason. the kids that finally told the police are my hero's. it took alot of guts! and this will haunt them till the day they die.
my heartfelt condolences to john's family. what a roller coaster ride they have had to endure! i am so glad justice has been done!!!
You are Right on. No one even cared about Johns family everyday in court. It was like whats the big deal, he was a bum and we are rich.
no one will ever know

Chicago, IL

#26 Apr 29, 2008
we can all guess at what happened but unless you were there you will never know the truth . I'm sure he did not do this on his own and the others are getting away with murder. he is in the right place if he was involved. His whole family is embaressed but the bottom line is it is the parents fault my children are spoiled but they know killing someone is wrong and hating others because they r not like u is wrong. Parents need to know what is going on with thier kids bottom line.
been there _done that

Elizabeth, NJ

#27 May 7, 2008
i dont think we have to guess???
we heard from 2 out of the 3 kids that we there! and a witness who heard the whole story before it was printed in the newspaper.
gee, luigi had the right to tell his story, if at all it differed from the others. he could've testified! even with 3 well paid, big time lawyers the evidence of guilt was overwhelming!
lets get real...and trust the system already!
he's guilty! so sorry if you were a friend or neighbor who knew him and thought he would never do this..here's your answer.. HE DID. and the only ones guessing are the ones who aren't listening!
no one will ever know

Hammond, IN

#28 May 9, 2008
I know he was convicted I was not at the trial all I 'm saying is that he was not the only one who did this .The others are getting away with it. Also , Money does'nt always get you out of trouble. And no money in the world will get him out odf this mess..
been there _done that wrote:
i dont think we have to guess???
we heard from 2 out of the 3 kids that we there! and a witness who heard the whole story before it was printed in the newspaper.
gee, luigi had the right to tell his story, if at all it differed from the others. he could've testified! even with 3 well paid, big time lawyers the evidence of guilt was overwhelming!
lets get real...and trust the system already!
he's guilty! so sorry if you were a friend or neighbor who knew him and thought he would never do this..here's your answer.. HE DID. and the only ones guessing are the ones who aren't listening!
Parker V

Tampa, FL

#29 May 9, 2008
been there _done that wrote:
i dont think we have to guess???
we heard from 2 out of the 3 kids that we there! and a witness who heard the whole story before it was printed in the newspaper.
gee, luigi had the right to tell his story, if at all it differed from the others. he could've testified! even with 3 well paid, big time lawyers the evidence of guilt was overwhelming!
lets get real...and trust the system already!
he's guilty! so sorry if you were a friend or neighbor who knew him and thought he would never do this..here's your answer.. HE DID. and the only ones guessing are the ones who aren't listening!
Wow. That's a biased load of garbage. Guilt or innocence aside (I don't care), your whole post reeks of some personal need for him to be guilty. In terms of "we have to guess???
we heard from 2 out of the 3 kids that we there!" you're already presuming guilt. I'm not surprised at the outcome of this and other cases if you're the type of person who's on the jury. And in terms of the witness who heard the story, that's quite a stretch. No only are we dealing with recollections from seven years ago, but we're dealing with human minds that see things how they interpret them. I've played April Fool's jokes where I said I did something (starting in late February - they're elaborate), and by the time I'm done there are people fuly convinced that they were there and witnessed it, even going so far as to retell the stories from their perspective.

As for him taking the stand, it's simple legal strategy to protect your client from being opened up to other things that could besmirch his character. Further, he didn't have a different story to tell - he didn't have a story to tell at all. Back you go to your assumptions of guilt. However, thankfully we have a burden of proof standard in this system you're asking us to trust. It was not Mr. Adamo's, nor his attorneys', job to prove who commited this murder. Instead, it was the prosecutor's job. Sadly, from every representation I've seen the job was not fulfilled, as there were other, viable alternatives to Mr. Adamo having committed this act. The fact that he was convicted in light of such seems to weaken the same system again.

While you may be certain in your pre-disposed world, the facts do not lend their support.
no one will ever know

Hammond, IN

#30 May 10, 2008
wow that was agreat way to put it!!! you are right I don't feel there was enough evidence for 1st degree murder.. It sounds like he might be involved somehow but I don't feel he is the only one to blame...How do we know if he did hit him with a tire iron if his blows killed him or the other kids did ..they got a plea bargain so they will say anything also, there is no crime in being a big mouth and talking about all sorts of things you know nothing about ...maybe he thouht braging about this would make him look cool in some peoples minds even tough he knew about it doesn't meen he did it.....
Parker V wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow. That's a biased load of garbage. Guilt or innocence aside (I don't care), your whole post reeks of some personal need for him to be guilty. In terms of "we have to guess???
we heard from 2 out of the 3 kids that we there!" you're already presuming guilt. I'm not surprised at the outcome of this and other cases if you're the type of person who's on the jury. And in terms of the witness who heard the story, that's quite a stretch. No only are we dealing with recollections from seven years ago, but we're dealing with human minds that see things how they interpret them. I've played April Fool's jokes where I said I did something (starting in late February - they're elaborate), and by the time I'm done there are people fuly convinced that they were there and witnessed it, even going so far as to retell the stories from their perspective.
As for him taking the stand, it's simple legal strategy to protect your client from being opened up to other things that could besmirch his character. Further, he didn't have a different story to tell - he didn't have a story to tell at all. Back you go to your assumptions of guilt. However, thankfully we have a burden of proof standard in this system you're asking us to trust. It was not Mr. Adamo's, nor his attorneys', job to prove who commited this murder. Instead, it was the prosecutor's job. Sadly, from every representation I've seen the job was not fulfilled, as there were other, viable alternatives to Mr. Adamo having committed this act. The fact that he was convicted in light of such seems to weaken the same system again.
While you may be certain in your pre-disposed world, the facts do not lend their support.
Interested

Chicago, IL

#31 May 30, 2008
So why hasn't he been sentenced yet? It was supposed to be at the end of January, then it was continued for a month, then that was continued and I haven't heard another thing.
kathy

Pasadena, CA

#32 Jun 28, 2008
was wondering the same, where's the sentence... The adamo's house is vacant since this all happened, could'nt face the richer neighbors I guess. they moved out in the middle of the night cause no one saw them move. Those kids had everything cars, boats,atvs parties but no displine. Old neigbor
His Brother

Elmwood Park, IL

#33 Jul 9, 2008
kathy wrote:
was wondering the same, where's the sentence... The adamo's house is vacant since this all happened, could'nt face the richer neighbors I guess. they moved out in the middle of the night cause no one saw them move. Those kids had everything cars, boats,atvs parties but no displine. Old neigbor
You are extremely ignorant. We moved over two years ago...during the day. We didn't move because we were embarrassed to face neighbors like you, we moved because my father built us a mansion somewhere else where we can run amok with all of our fancy cars, boats, atvs and parties. My brother's a good kid, and my parents did a great job raising all of us. I never read so much B.S. in my entire life before I stumbled onto this blog.
His Girlfriend

Chicago, IL

#34 Jul 10, 2008
None of you people no what you're talking about. You don't know Louie or his family and have no idea any facts of the case .There is still no proof to this day that he did anything. All you have is some little b**** on an attention seeking trip and 2 drug addicts who had to turn the blame on someone else to save themselves. Louie is a great guy and anyone close to him will tell you the same thing. To all you people who have nothing better to do but sit around and talk about a case you have no involvement in GO F*** YOURSELVES!!! And when he wins the appeal and gets out then we'll see what you poor excuse for humans have to ay then. Get a life and stay out of ours.
Liz

Bartlett, IL

#35 Jul 11, 2008
The only thing I see wrong with this case is he needed to pick his friends more wisely, it is a real shame to have your life in ruins..
A friend

Chicago, IL

#36 Jul 11, 2008
I don't know if he did it or not. I just hurt for his parents. Cookie & Louie, my prayers are with you.
kathy

Bartlett, IL

#37 Jul 12, 2008
Well will see if he gets out on appeals, 38 years is along time so he probably has at least 5 years to serve, the way this legal system goes before it comes up in court again...
Anon

Lake Zurich, IL

#38 Jul 12, 2008
They got the right guy. I hope the Conrad's feel justice was served for this sick, twisted, senseless crime.
nicolerr

Winfield, IL

#39 Jul 16, 2008
judge roy bean wrote:
let's just hang this scum....
you better watch it jerk that's my cousin and his friend did it and blamed it on him!
nicolerr

Winfield, IL

#40 Jul 16, 2008
that is my cousinn jerk! and you better watch it he didn't do it his friend did and blamed it on him!!!!
kathy

Lisle, IL

#41 Jul 16, 2008
It's good to know the brothers comments were right on from what I said, so now they all know what upstanding citizens they are,heard from a mouse dad got reamed in court because they just give the kids money when they want it which meant no w-2 forms don't miss any of them only the fireworks display. If makes the brother feel better I got a divorce and moved too...Don't miss the martini drinking,I'm better than you neighbors in the woods of wayne....

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