Conviction overturned for man accused...

Conviction overturned for man accused in 1993 slaying of ISU st...

There are 4 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 22, 2008, titled Conviction overturned for man accused in 1993 slaying of ISU st.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday overturned the conviction of a Rockford man serving a 50-year sentence in the 1993 slaying of his former girlfriend, an Illinois State University student living in Normal.

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kent

Frankfort, IL

#1 May 22, 2008
I hope real justice will prevail and the prosecutors that deliberately withheld the info will do jail time. People that do that sort of thing should not have privileged immunity.
x-wizard

San Marcos, CA

#3 May 23, 2008
I atrongly agree with you, kent. It is far too common for prosecutors to engage in misconduct in order to win convictions. Up to now, they have been immune from lawsuits and any repercussions. This needs to change.

Prosecuting crime used to be about seeking justice. These days it's more about getting convictions in order to advance careers, political or otherwise.
Finally Justice

Aransas Pass, TX

#4 May 27, 2008
kent wrote:
I hope real justice will prevail and the prosecutors that deliberately withheld the info will do jail time. People that do that sort of thing should not have privileged immunity.
Yeah, except that the prosecutor from the original trial is, get this, now a judge in the county Alan was convicted in.
Sandra

Chicago, IL

#5 Jun 3, 2008
In the original trial, the court refused to allow Beaman's defense to introduce evidence against an unidentified person referred to as John Doe, the prosecutors claimed that Doe was not a viable suspect. But the Illinois Supreme Court opinion states that Doe was indeed a viable suspect !

Read the opinion here, it has a great summary of the case, Beaman's defense, and info about John Doe:
http://www.state.il.us/court/Opinions/Supreme...

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