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Man charged with attempted murder in Chicago shooting

When spending time with young children, everyone wants to assure their safety. In most places, taking a small child to a park would be considered a reasonably safe activity. However, after an incident in a park in Chicago, one man has been charged with attempted murder. As of now, there appears to be little information regarding the shooting other than the injuries received and who the police believe is responsible.

Illinois man charged with murder after freak accident

People seeking to purchase a new house spend hours with a realtor, going from home to home in order to find the perfect place to live. While house hunters can debate the merits of the kitchen, bathroom, basement, and location, the neighbors that come with the purchase of their new house are often wild cards that are difficult to determine prior to a purchase. One man in Illinois is likely wishing he had had different neighbors after an alleged altercation resulting in him being charged with murder.

Court allows DNA samples in serious crime arrests

The United States Supreme Court issued an opinion recently that upholds a state law allowing police to gather DNA samples from all who are arrested for a serious crime. The controversial opinion is the court's first ruling on privacy rights to genetic information.

Notable Results

  • Accusation: Attempt First Degree Murder
  • Facing: 30 years in prison at 85%
  • Result: Post-conviction petition granted
  • Accusation: Solicitation of a Prostitute, Obstructing Justice, Battery
  • Facing: 365 days in jail, loss of legal residence
  • Result: All charges but battery dropped, one year expungeable supervision
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