North Aurora man found not guilty of gang murder in 'cold case'

For the second time this month, a defendant in an Aurora "cold case" gang murder was found not guilty by a judge, who said the main prosecution witness lacked credibility. Full Story
Mr D

Georgetown, TX

#3 Aug 21, 2008
nobody should ever vote for wegner again. If Aurora was not so apathetic they would recall the liberal
Ronin

Riverside, CA

#4 Aug 21, 2008
Okay, he's innocent. Now hang him.
Peace

United States

#7 Aug 21, 2008
The State always has the high burden of proving a defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If the State cannot sustain its burden of proof, the defendant should be found not guilty. If there is reasonable doubt, the only correct decision is not guilty. Requiring the State to meet its burden of proof protects us all from the underhanded tactics of the Crown. It has nothing to do with liberal or conservative.
Hmmmm

United States

#11 Aug 21, 2008
The problem is that the only witness to testify is also a gang member looking to reduce his sentence. That hurts his credibility. For all we know, he could have committed the murder and is trying to put the blame on someone else. If it works, he gets away with murder (literally) and also gets a reduced sentence on drug charges. He could be telling the truth but there is also every reason for him to lie.
No Liberal

Addison, IL

#12 Aug 21, 2008
Peace wrote:
The State always has the high burden of proving a defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If the State cannot sustain its burden of proof, the defendant should be found not guilty. If there is reasonable doubt, the only correct decision is not guilty. Requiring the State to meet its burden of proof protects us all from the underhanded tactics of the Crown. It has nothing to do with liberal or conservative.
Yep... 100% correct. And it makes no difference if you have a Gladys Cravitz neighbor hawking for the media, or if you're Nancy Grace... or Al Sharpton. You need to remember that you MUST have proof beyond a resonable doubt before you go *convicting* someone.

The good thing about liberals is they eventually die.
JGL

Glenwood, IL

#15 Aug 21, 2008
The good thing about liberals is they eventually die.

At least there IS something good about them.
Can't say the same about Bushco.
Now they want to pull out to win the election so they can start up somewhere else.
Petirfied

Highwood, IL

#16 Aug 25, 2008
You have no idea how dangerous this man really is. I do. Now because of this corrupt judge, when this guy gets out I have to look over my shoulder in fear he might come after me again. I cant believe this judge is that stupid!!! This man has already had not 1 but 2 attempted murders on his rap sheet but has had numerous domestic batteries as well. What is it going to take? Can't take the spots off a leopard!!!
No one

Aurora, IL

#17 Sep 5, 2008
This man is a cold blooded killer and for some reason he got off on this murder! This judge is not thinking clearly, all of these cold case murderers should pay for their crimes and honestly should never be able to walk as free men again, never be able to spend time with there families, they have impacted our community in so many differant negative ways, they should all pay for thier crimes

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