Saturday, April 13, 2013
One of the four charged in the Nightmare on Hickory Street double murder case is getting $5,000 from the county for an expert witness.
One of the four young people charged with the brutal Nightmare on Hickory Street double murder case has been represented by no less than three private attorneys since she was arrested, but is now getting $5,000 to hire an expert witness. One of the three lawyers working for 18-year-old Bethany McKee of Shorewood convinced Judge Gerald Kinney that the county should cover the cost of a doctor to observe DNA testing. Prosecutors argued that McKee is being represented by private attorneys, but one of her lawyers, Neil Patel, countered that no one has established that he or his colleagues are actually getting paid. Kinney capped the county's payout at $5,000, and if McKee's lawyers want more money, they will have to appear before him and make …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
A New Lenox man spoke of his "horrific" ordeal in the county jail after he was arrested for a murder someone else was wanted for.
We started the week off by talking with the New Lenox man jailed for two weeks for a murder allegedly committed by someone else with the same name. Pedro Hernandez, 67, said his time in the Will County jail was "horrific," and that he's looking for a lawyer to talk to about filing a lawsuit. But Hernandez's ordeal was just one of the things going on last week. There was also: Check out all these stories and more on our Facebook page.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Former Plainfield North teacher does not speak at court hearing and declines to comment on the case.
Ashley Blumenshine remained silent in court today, allowing her attorney to enter a not guilty plea on her behalf to charges she had a sexual relationship with an underage teen. Dressed in a pink knee-length coat and black slacks, the petite former Plainfield North High School teacher stood at lawyer George Lenard's side as the plea was accepted and a pre-trial hearing date set for March 2. Blumenshine, 27, of Lisle, was arrested Jan. 4 after Plainfield police discovered her in a car with a 16-year-old boy who attends Plainfield North. She was charged with criminal sexual assualt. A physical education and dance instructor hired by Plainfield School District 202 in 2006, Blumenshine resigned her position last week. The district has started …