Law Office of Stephen L. Richards
Call for a Free Consultation
toll free: 866-852-6426
local: 773-877-3259

Man charged with murder in deaths of Illinois teens

An unexpected death is always tragic, but that tragedy seems compounded when a young person is killed. If the death is a result of a criminal act, police and the community at large are often desperate to find someone to blame. However, a rush to action could result in mistakes. Illinois prosecutors will have to provide sufficient evidence in order to gain a conviction after a man was charged with murder after the death of two teenagers.

The murders happened in early November. The bodies of two males, a 17-year-old and 19-year-old, were found in a van around 1:30 a.m. They died at the scene. An autopsy showed that the two teenagers suffered from multiple gunshot wounds.

A 22-year-old man has recently been arrested and charged with the murder of the two teenagers. While reports indicate that the accused was identified by police, it is unclear what evidence supports claims that he was involved with the murders. Additionally, police have not released a possible motive. The man is expected to appear in court in early December.

When a family loses a loved one in such a tragic manner, they understandably want answers; generally, Illinois police and other officials want to provide them. However, a wrongful arrest can have serious consequences on a person's life. In order to obtain a conviction, there must be evidence to prove a person's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. An experienced attorney can help a defendant in court in many different ways, including working to exclude certain evidence. The man charged with murder in this case will likely want to ensure that he receives a fair trial and that his rights are upheld throughout the criminal process.

Source: CBS Chicago, "Man Charged In Double Murder In Ford Heights", Dec. 4, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Super Lawyer
Stephen L Richards

Attorney Stephen L. RichardsTo schedule your free consultation with an experienced lawyer, call me at 866.852.6426, locally at 773.877.3259 or contact me online. Learn More

Review Us

EMAIL US FOR A RESPONSE

Schedule A Free Initial Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Our Locations:

Law Office of Stephen L. Richards
651 West Washington Boulevard, Suite 205
Chicago, IL 60661

Toll Free: 866-852-6426
Phone: 773-877-3259
Chicago Law Office Map

map