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Chester Weger, convicted in the 1960 Starved Rock murders case, has been seeking exoneration. A special prosecutor argued Tuesday the time has come to end Weger’s bid.
Anybody waiting to learn who else might have been present at the Starved Rock murders will have to wait a little longer for the mystery person to be revealed.
A lab analyzing a hair from the Starved Rock murders has traced it to a branch of a local family tree – though a lawyer for Chester Weger has not publicly disclosed yet the family name.
Attorney Andy Hale believes forensic evidence is the path to clear his client Chester Weger’s name and on Wednesday he received a favorable ruling in La Salle County court to keep moving forward.
Chester Weger won’t get a new special prosecutor, a judge ruled Tuesday.
A hair from the Starved Rock murders was found to have DNA. It wasn’t Chester Weger’s. So whose hair was it?Weger attorney Andy Hale said Friday they still don’t know. An attempt to crosscheck it against a DNA databank came up empty.
Chester Weger wants a lab to analyze additional hairs from the Starved Rock murders. A judge could decide April 19 whether that evidence will undergo fresh tests.
The attorney representing Chester Weger announced Thursday on his podcast “The Starved Rock Murders with Andy Hale” the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office has chosen not to vacate Weger’s conviction.
Whose hair was found on the glove of one of the Starved Rock murder victims? Chester Weger will be a few weeks from his 84th birthday before that’s revealed – if then.
Lawyers for Chester Weger think there are “original case materials” from the Starved Rock murders and have filed a motion to retrieve and inspect them.
Shaw Media contacted area lawyers familiar with the Starved Rock murders case. All agreed Chester Weger should brace for drawn-out proceedings and should temper any expectations of being exonerated for the 1960 murders.
The filmmaker behind the Emmy-nominated, HBO documentary “The Murders at Starved Rock” wishes there was more than just one hair sample of evidence after 60 years.
Chester Weger, his family and his attorney Andy Hale attend the court hearing and speak outside of the courthouse Monday after it was revealed a hair on a glove from the murders fit the DNA profile of a man, but not Weger.
Video: Chester Weger and his attorney Andy Hale spoke to media following Monday's hearing.
One of the victim’s gloves from the 1960 Starved Rock murders had a hair attached it. The hair was a man’s. It was not Chester Weger.