Court Watch: Attorney Files to Get Teen's Murder Charge Dismissed
Also, man accused of assalting a Tinley Park restaurant manager is claiming self defense and a Mokena police officer says he can't remember taking a photo that could have implications in a bar beating trial.
Dr. Rajat Prakash, 47, who is being charged with criminal sexual abuse after allegedly fondling female patients appeared briefly in court Monday. He is scheduled to be back in court on Aug. 1 for a status hearing.
ORLAND PARK — Homeless Man Charged Criminal Sexual Assault Has Hearing
Dennis D. Dodson Jr., 35, without a last known address, was charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony, after being accused of attacking and sexually molesting an 83-year-old woman near 159th Street and Harlem Avenue last September. He had a brief status hearing on Thursday and is set to be back in court on Sept. 5.
A man serving 40 years in prison for locking a person in a bathroom, before fleeing with valuables, was recently found guilty on charges from a similar crime in Orland Park.
Tuyen Ngo, 35, was convicted of aggravated kidnapping and residential burglary after a trial at the Bridgeview Courthouse, according to a release from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The attorney for one of four teens accused of beating a Palos Township couple to death says it's unconstitutional to charge his client with a crime that comes with a mandatory life in prison sentence.
Joel Brodsky filed a motion on Thursday to dismiss the murder charges against 17-year-old Mohammad Salahat. Salahat has been accused as prosecutors as the driver who remained in a car Sept. 11, 2011, outside the home of John and Maria Granat while others allegedly beat and stabbed the two to death in their bedroom.
Francis John Gilroy Jr., 65, of West Palm Beach, FL, was charged with unlawful possession of weapons by a felon after reportedly being attacked during the Ashford House mob attack. He appeared in court this week for a brief hearing and is scheduled to be back before a judge on Aug. 8.
A Mokena man facing aggravated battery and great bodily harm charges after allegedly assaulting a Tinley Park restaurant manager is claiming self defense, according to his attorney.
Dennis Dwyer told Judge Colleen Hyland Tuesday during a Bridgeview courtroom hearing that his client, Donovan Campbell, 42, will be asserting self defense. Dwyer will be introducing a witness, he said, later declining to specify who it may be.
TINLEY PARK - Man Pleads Guilty to Possession
Matthew J. Offord, 29, of the 5400 bock of West 129th Place in Crestwood, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a controlled substance was was sentenced to one year in the Illinois Department of Corrections by Judge Colleen Hyland, with 76 days credit for time served.
Offord was arrested in April near the intersection of Harlem Avenue and 186th Street in Tinley Park. He was charged with driving with a suspended license and possession of a controlled substance following a fender-bender accident near that intersection. He reportedly have four packets containing less than one gram of heroin.
The trial of a New Lenox man charged with punching a Joliet man into a coma during a bar fight ground to a halt when a Mokena Detective said he had shot a photo of the defendant's hand that no one can seem to find.
The police couldn't find it, and attorneys for the New Lenox man, 23-year-old Joseph Messina, moved for a mistrial. On Thursday, the same detective said he now can't remember whether he shot the photo after all.
On the Docket Next Week
Trial set for men accused of hate crime and robbery
Carnival worker and girlfriend accused of soliciting 16-Year-Old girl for sex
Bremen High Teacher from New Lenox Accused of Fondling Teen Girl
Orland Park man indicted for murder in wife's death
Former Oak Lawn employee accused of attacking child