Local Murderer, Violent Offenders, Forced To Register With Police
Convicted murderer and two others convicted of violent crimes against youth that reside in Oak Lawn register on the Illinois Murderers and Violent Crimes Against Youth Registry.
Andrea’s Law, named after Andrea Willis, an Eastern Illinois University student killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1998, creates a first-degree murderer database, similar to the Illinois Sex Offender Registry.
The ex-boyfriend, Justin Boulay, formerly of St. Charles, was convicted of strangling the 19-year-old Batavia woman to death while both were students at EIU. Boulay was sentenced to 24 years in prison before a change to the state’s “Truth in Sentencing” system that required those convicted of crimes to serve 85 percent of court imposed sentences.
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Under Andrea’s Law, convicted offenders are required to be on the Illinois Murderers and Violent Offenders Youth Registry for 10 years upon their release from prison.
According to police reports, Mario Moss, 36, was sent to the Oak Lawn police station by his parole officer to register as an Illinois murderer on Feb. 2. An officer made a copy of Moss’s state ID and completed the required registration form. The information was forwarded to Oak Lawn police detectives.
Moss was 18 at the time of the offense; his victim was 36. Moss told police that he doesn’t own or drive a car, reports said.
Illinois Department of Correction records indicate that Moss was convicted of murder. He was taken into custody on July 31, 1993 and served approximately half of his 37-year prison sentence, before the change to the Truth in Sentencing system.
Moss was paroled on Oct. 31, 2011, with a projected sentence discharge date of Oct. 31, 2014. His address is listed as the 4000 block of West 91st Place in Oak Lawn.
On Feb. 1, Fidel Mejia, 33, also reported to the Oak Lawn police station to register for the Violent Crimes Against Youth Registry.
Mejia was convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to 22 years in prison. He was 16 at the time of his offense; his victim was 18. IDOC records also show a conviction for cocaine possession.
He was released from prison in November 2009, with a projected sentence discharge date of November 2012. Mejia’s address is listed as the 9100 block of South 52nd Court.
Information in the Violent Offenders Youth Registry also shows Mejia as having various aliases, including “X Mojo,” “Oscar Gomez,” “Mojo Mejia,” “Mojoe Mejia,” “X Mojoe” and “Fidel M. Mejia.”
Wilma Wesit, 45, of the 9500 block of South Moody Avenue, is also listed on the public registry. She was convicted for domestic battery and violating an order of protection. According to the state public registry, she was 45 at the time of the offense and her victim was 16. The registry lists her as “compliant.”
State Rep. Dennis Reboletti (R-Elmhurst) sponsored Andrea’s Law, which was signed into law by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn last July, as reported by Batavia Patch.
At the time the bill was introduced in the state house, Reboletti said, “We currently have the right to know when a convicted sexual offender moves into our neighborhood and it should be the same for someone convicted of murder.”