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Matt Masterson
Reporter covering education & criminal justice for . Buffalo born. Wisconsin raised. grad. mmasterson@wttw.com
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WTTW (Chicago PBS) Aug 20
According to the lawsuit, Thomas Miebach and Jennifer Maupin acted with “deliberate indifference” toward warning signs presented by Brendt Christensen months before he kidnapped and murdered Yingying Zhang, reports.
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WTTW (Chicago PBS) Aug 16
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Matt Masterson Aug 16
Replying to @Chicago_Police
Judge Dennis Porter polled the 12 jurors, who all affirmed the convictions
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Matt Masterson Aug 16
Replying to @Chicago_Police
Battle was also found guilty on charges of aggravated battery and aggravated discharge of a firearm.
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Matt Masterson Aug 16
///BREAKING/// Jovan Battle has been convicted of first-degree murder for the killing of off-duty Officer John Rivera, who was shot inside his car in a case of mistaken identity in March.
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Matt Masterson Aug 16
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Jurors have reached a verdict after about two hours of deliberations.
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Matt Masterson Aug 16
This case has now gone to the jury. Jovan Battle is charged with first-degree murder for the March 2019 killing of Chicago Officer John Rivera.
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Matt Masterson Aug 15
Replying to @ByMattMasterson
Judge Lawrence Flood made clear he wants to see in court at his next date. “He has to be here,” Flood said. Prosecutor said feds have been "quite amenable" to transporting Kelly to 26th/Cal
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Matt Masterson Aug 15
Replying to @ByMattMasterson
The prosecution's bail motion will be continued until next month when is next scheduled to appear.
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Matt Masterson Aug 15
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was supposed to be in court for a hearing this morning, but prosecutors say he refused transport from the federal correctional center where he's being held. Kelly's attorney says that's not 100% true, but doesn't elaborate much.
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Matt Masterson Aug 15
Replying to @ByMattMasterson
Kelly has been ordered held without bond on those federal charges, but he was granted bond when he was first charged here in Cook County back in Feb.
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Matt Masterson Aug 15
Cook County prosecutors are seeking to increase 's bond on his state charges in light of his recent federal indictments
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Matt Masterson retweeted
WTTW (Chicago PBS) Aug 14
A friend and fellow police officer of John Rivera testified Wednesday that just seconds before the shooting, Rivera asked him if he had his service weapon on him. reports:
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Shia Kapos Aug 14
SCOOP: DOROTHY BROWN BOWS OUT. The longtime clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County will not seek re-election, she told Playbook. "I've decided to look at the next chapter. It's time to do something new, and go to an even higher level."
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WTTW (Chicago PBS) Aug 9
An independent fact-finder recommends a 16% pay raise for Chicago teachers over the life of a five-year deal, reports
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Paris Schutz Aug 8
Breaking: Per Pilsen Alderman - "Our office has received reports that ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is approaching businesses and homes in Pilsen today. We've confirmed these reports with the National Immigrant Justice Center."
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WTTW (Chicago PBS) Aug 7
Brendt Christensen’s attorneys say the information their client provided is accurate. But Yingying Zhang’s family remains wary of any information provided by the man who killed their daughter.
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Matt Masterson Aug 7
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Due to decomposition and compaction that occurred at the landfill, Zhang's attorneys believe the size of her remains now may be "smaller than a cell phone."
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Matt Masterson Aug 7
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Zhang's father says the family is "miserable." They haven't yet decided if they want to stay in the U.S. and continue looking for Yingying or return to China.
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Matt Masterson Aug 7
Replying to @ByMattMasterson
Also of note today: We've learned Brendt Christensen has not and will not file an appeal to his convictions. He will spend the rest of his natural life in a federal prison.
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