Court overturns conviction in ISU stu...

Court overturns conviction in ISU student's killing

There are 5 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 22, 2008, titled Court overturns conviction in ISU student's killing. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The Illinois Supreme Court threw out the conviction of a Rockford man serving 50 years for the 1993 murder of an Illinois State University student.

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Proud to be an american

Hollywood, FL

#1 May 22, 2008
Once again our government has F U C K 'd up another tax payers life with time taken away from his life...
vote obama, and let our justice system be re-invented
Black US Marine

San Jose, CA

#2 May 22, 2008
Vote Obama? RIGHT!!!! He'll let all his Black Panther kill "whitey" friends out of jail and repop with the white kids.

I hate racists more than anything!

A Black Marine

Palatine, IL

#3 May 22, 2008
I went to college with Alan, and followed the case fairly closely. I'd often wondered if he'd gotten a fair trial...

Greenwood, IN

#4 May 22, 2008
Alan never should have been convicted in the first place. Prosecutors aren't after the truth. They only care about conviction rates. And Beaman was an "outsider," not a native of McLean County. Never mind he would have had to drive his beater K-car 100mph to get back and forth from Normal. And his first attorney, while a "nice Christian man," refused to "drag Lockmiller's memory through the mud." I just hope the McLean County prosecutor's office drops the hubris and kicks this still-young man from Dixon before he ages one more day. I only hope he somehow writes a best-seller and makes a million dollars. And now I'm going to pray for him and his family, that they are somehow able to move on without bitterness.
Finally Justice

Aransas Pass, TX

#5 May 22, 2008
I am a family member of Alan's and this is the best news we could have hoped for in his case. He and his family have been waiting patiently for this day to come. Thank God our prayers have been answered. Thanks everyone who has been lifting up Alan and his parents through all of this. -GJG

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