Defense evidence in the Allan Kustok murder case may finally be presented in June. A new judge will preside over an animal cruelty and neglect case out of Tinley Park. And more from the courts.
The Southland's major criminal and civil cases heard in Cook County and Will County courts this week. OAK FOREST — Stabbing Death Trial Delayed Until July The prosecution in the trial of Derek Grib, who is accused of murdering 18-year-old Felix Jimenez in 2009, requested the change because of a scheduling issue. Also — Pretrial hearings involving David Baitman, a former Village of Oak Forest attorney charged with kidnapping and sexual assault, were continued to June 14. His attorney, Michael Ettinger, has said he would obtain medical opinions about his client’s mental capacity for trial but has not yet presented those opinions to the court. ORLAND PARK — Sexual Exploitation Trial Put on Hold for More Evidence The state's pretrial …
And the Tinley Park Park District board president accused of theft has a trial date set for next year. A roundup of the week's courthouse action.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Jesse Marx
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Major criminal and civil cases from the Southland heard in Cook County and Will County courts this week. OAK FOREST—Nicholas Sord of Orland Park is scheduled back in court on Dec. 15 to continue pretrial hearings. He was charged with aggravated driving under the influence and reckless homicide relating to the death of New Lenox resident Jessica Mejia on New Year’s Eve 2009 near 147th Street and Oak Park Avenue. The Mejia family has since filed a lawsuit against the Cook County Sheriff’s Department alleging that deputies took nude photos of Mejia while investigating the accident. OAK LAWN—Prosecutors have finished gathering and exchanging evidence in the case of Michael T. Kelly, a former Village of Oak Lawn employee accused of beating and …