Madison County state’s attorney says he’ll seek elimination of Fred Bathon’s pension.
The city’s block parties kick off tomorrow and Alton Police say there are exceptions to Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons’ decision not to prosecute residents.
The decisions by some legal officials in Illinois come in the wake of a U.S. Court of Appeals decision that requires Illinois lawmakers to create concealed-carry legislation awaiting Gov. Quinn’s signature.
No reaction yet from Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons after state law enforcers release a statement, saying they will continue enforcing the state’s current concealed carry law.
“Continuing to criminally charge citizens for conduct that is constitutionally protected and for which charges would, ultimately, be dismissed, would be unconscionable and a terrible waste of judicial resources.”
54-year-old Charles Weiss was returning home last November and was confronted by Newbern and three others. Gibbons alleges Newbern shot Weiss while attempting to rob him.
State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons says the deputy’s actions involving 51-year-old Barry Cloninger outside the man’s rural Edwardsville home were reasonable.
Prosecutors in Madison County have charged 24-year-old Travis King of New Douglas with two felony DUI-related counts.
Pinkas originally pleaded guilty to Reynolds murder in March 2005 and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He appealed his sentence.
Brian Gary told Madison County judge that he thought his 50-year sentence behind bars was too lenient.