Framed For Murder?
July 20, 2016 by staff
Framed For Murder?, A judge of Cook County on Wednesday ordered the release of the two men who have spent more than 23 years in prison for murder, but insisted that was made by a police detective from Chicago who is at the center several probes unjust sentence.
In a brief court hearing on Wednesday, Judge LeRoy Martin accepted the request of the prosecutor’s office to vacate the convictions of Jose Montanez, 49, and Armando Serrano, 44, who were serving sentences of 55 years for murder in 1993 Rodrigo Vargas, who was slain in what authorities said was a stickup. Men have been behind bars for more than 23 years, and more than a decade after the prosecution’s star witness recanted his testimony.
The decision of the Attorney Anita Alvarez State Cook County occurs after a failure state appellate court issued last month found that “deeply alarming acts of misconduct in the underlying investigation and prosecution” gave rise convictions of men.
It was a face about Alvarez initially to a recommendation issued last year by former federal prosecutor Scott Lassar the prosecutor to reopen six cases, including murder convictions Montañez and Serrano, which were investigated by the detective resisted Reynaldo Guevara police. The policeman, who retired more than a decade, has faced dozens of complaints framing or beat confessions from suspects during his time as a detective in a predominantly Latino neighborhood in northwest side of the city. Lassar firm, Sidley Austin, was commissioned by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office to review the allegations.
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