Saturday, December 1, 2012
Also, five teens are facing an indictment in connection to the shooting death of a 17-year-old in a Chicago Heights park, and White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk's court date was postponed.
After sitting in jail for more than a year, one teen charged in the robbery and beating death of a Palos township couple could get the chance to go home if a judge rescinds a no-bond order. A bond hearing has been set for Mohammad Salahat, 18, on Monday in a Bridgeview courtroom with his defense attorney set to argue that a psychological evaluation will show Salahat is non-violent and won't be a danger to anyone if he is released. Salahat is charged with murder in connection with stabbing and beating death of John and Maria Granat, along with three alleged accomplices: Christopher Wyma, 18; Ehab Qasem, 20; and the couple's son, John Granat, 18. The four men have been in custody without bond since the incident. Patch rounds up the Southland…
Saturday, March 3, 2012
This Week in Court Watch, March 5: Oak Forest sex assault case; Oak Lawn election fraud case; and murder case hearings for Orland Park, Frankfort and New Lenox cases.
The Southland's major criminal and civil cases heard in Cook County and Will County courts this week. OAK FOREST — Attorneys for David Baitman, a former Village of Oak Forest attorney charged with kidnapping and sexual assault, are looking to obtain a medical opinion about their client’s fitness for trial. It is possible that a University of Chicago neurologist specializing in dementia will produce an evaluation for the court by Baitman’s next status hearing on April 30, according to courtroom testimony. OAK LAWN— Myrna Jurcev, a community activist under indictment and accused of forging signatures on a petition to put a referendum on the election ballot, appeared for a status hearing. She faces one felony charge of mutilation of election …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Also, lesbian-beating case, accused cancer-donation thief and others return to court next week.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Jesse Marx
Saturday, December 31, 2011
The Southland's major criminal and civil cases heard in Cook County and Will County courts this week. EVERGREEN PARK — Marcus A. Parker, a 23-year-old Evergreen Park resident charged with armed robbery on Chicago’s North Side, was arraigned Wednesday on a seven-count bill of indictment. Charges stem from an incident on Dec. 4 in which police said Parker and another man—Joel Shavers, 22, of Chicago—robbed a pedestrian in the 2900 block of North Mildred Street. At the time Parker was carrying a loaded handgun, according to police, as well as several items reported stolen in that area over the preceding days, including cell phones and credit cards. Both men remained in jail Wednesday on a $400,000 bail. They may enter a plea when they return…