Monday, December 24, 2012
Get the latest news out of DuPage County Court.
Downers Grove: A Downers Grove man has pleaded not guilty to charges he sexually abused a 16-year-old girl in October and November. Brian Turner, 45, was arrested Nov. 24 and indicted Dec. 13 on multiple counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse tied to encounters between Oct. 26 and Nov. 22, records show. Turner remains in DuPage County Jail on $100,000 bail with a hearing scheduled for Dec. 27. Elmhurst: The Chicago man accused of robbing a gas station in September wants a judge to throw out evidence in his case because police violated his rights. According to court records, Mario Williams, who has pleaded not guilty to armed and aggravated robbery charges, claims police unlawfully detained him and unlawfully seized evidence by stopping…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Patch covers happenings in major court cases, including those of a Darien man charged with killing a man dating his ex-girlfriend, a man convicted of hitting and spitting on a man at a gas station, and the Naperville man charged with the stabbing death of
Darien: The Dec. 17 hearing for Joseph Spitalli's arraignment in his murder case has been pushed back after a request for cameras in the courtroom was filed. Spitalli is charged in the November murder of a man dating Spitalli's ex-girlfriend. A motion has been filed seeking extended media coverage of Spitalli's arraignment. The judge set a Jan. 9 hearing on the media request, while scheduling the arraignment for Jan. 14, records show. Related posts: Darien: Ali Akel recently pleaded guilty to aggravated battery as part of a hate crime attack inside a Woodridge gas station in 2011. Akel was sentenced to two years of probation and 364 days of work release from DuPage County Jail, according to court records. He will also spend time in a …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Court Watch: Patch covers happenings in major DuPage court cases, including a former Wheaton man's charges of hiring a fellow inmate to kill two public officials and more.
Woodridge: Prosecutors will ask a judge to hold a trial in absentia in the case of the Coal City man accused of a "thrill" carjacking in Woodridge earlier this year, court documents show. Michael Buhrman has not appeared in court since his GPS monitor sent a tampering alert to authorities in September, which later prompted a judge to forfeit Buhrman's $200,000 bail. The judge scheduled a Jan. 10 hearing for prosecutors to argue a trial can be held without Buhrman because there is evidence he is avoiding prosecution. Police arrested Buhrman, a former engineer at the Dresden Nuclear Power Plant in Morris, after he wore a mask and pointed a gun at a woman sitting inside a car on May 9. Prosecutors unsuccessfully sought to increase Buhrman's …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Also, a man convicted of attempted predatory sexual assault of a child wants a new trial. Read about that and more DuPage County Court updates.
Elmhurst A Virginia man convicted last month of attempted predatory sexual assault of a child and sexual exploitation wants a new trial, records show. Priyang Parikh awaits sentencing, but has filed a motion claiming he should be granted a new trial because of pre-trial errors by the judge and because jurors were not given the option of public indecency as an available lesser offense for consideration. The jury found Parikh guilty of exposing himself to a young girl at a 2010 wedding in Elmhurst. A young girl, and other children, chased Parikh out of the hotel after he took the girl into a side room under the pretense of giving her candy. She opened her eyes to see Parikh exposing himself, according to prosecutors. He faces a minimum of …
Monday, November 5, 2012
A Woodridge man pleaded guilty to manufacturing meth after police found a small meth lab in his apartment. Get other DuPage County Court updates in our weekly court watch.
Recapping the latest DuPage County Court news: The third, and final, man charged earlier this year in connection to a Woodridge methamphetamine conspiracy has pleaded guilty. Jeffrey Drobilek pleaded guilty to possession of a meth precursor in a deal with prosecutors. He was sentence to 180 days in DuPage County Jail and two years of probation. He will also have to pay nearly $3,000 in court costs. Drobilek and two other men, Michael Dehlinger and John Stark, were arrested in May after police found a small meth lab in Dehlinger's Woodridge apartment. Stark admitted to one count of manufacturing meth and was sentenced to seven years in prison. Dehlinger's agreement with prosecutors included similar sentencing as Drobilek, who was described …
Monday, October 22, 2012
A look at court cases making headlines in DuPage County in this week's Court Watch.
Elmhurst: A 24-year-old Chicago man has denied charges he held up a gas station. Mario Williams, who is on parole for retail theft, remains in DuPage County Jail on $300,000 bail charged with armed robbery and aggravated robbery. Police previously said Williams used a semi-automatic handgun while demanding cash from an employee of the Shell Station in the 900 block of North York Road. Williams was captured after he tried to flee by taking a taxi out of the area. Williams was arraigned during an Oct. 15 hearing, court records show. He returns to court in November. Naperville: A Naperville man accused of stabbing his mother in 2011 after she offered to make him a sandwich has been deemed fit to stand trial again. Alexander Georg, who is …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Patch catches you up on some of DuPage County Court cases making headlines in this week's Court Watch.
Willowbrook Prosecutors in the case of Juan Cuellar, the 23-year-old Willowbrook man accused of shooting to death Hinsdale South graduate Joshua Holmes, have filed paperwork stating they will give immunity to two witnesses who might not otherwise testify to what they know about the killing, court records show. The witnesses, both identified as women, would likely refuse to testify or "produce evidence" for fear of self-incrimination without immunity protection, prosecutors stated in the court filing. Records do not elaborate on the content of their potential testimony. Cuellar remains in DuPage County Jail without bond. He is scheduled for an Oct. 22 hearing. Cuellar's mother, Elva Hernandez, is also scheduled to appear in court the same …
Monday, October 8, 2012
An update on DuPage County Court cases making headlines in this week's Court Watch.
The following are recent developments in DuPage Court cases: Elmhurst Diego Garcia wants a judge to clarify the sentencing range he faces on armed robbery charges tied to a pair of holdups in 2011. Garcia was told he was eligible for between 21 to 45 years if convicted in both cases, but the DuPage County Public Defender's Office suggests the range actually should be six to 30 years, because a 15-year add-on for using a weapon during an armed robbery is improper, according to court records. That's because being armed is a fundamental element of an armed robbery charge, and not something that enhances possible penalties, documents show. Garcia said he can not decide whether to discuss a plea or to go to trial without knowing his actual …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Patch catches you up on DuPage County Court cases that are making headlines.
The following are recent developments in DuPage County court cases: Elmhurst—An 18-year-old Bellwood man has pleaded not guilty to attempted predatory sex assault of a child and other charges in connection to an August incident in an Elmhurst park. Prosecutors allege Nikolai Anderson, who also is charged with sexual exploitation of a child and indecent solicitation of a child, exposed himself to two girls, ages 12 and 14, and asked one of the girls to perform a sex act. Anderson denied the charges during a Sept. 26 hearing. He returns to court in November. Naperville—A McCullom Lake woman has been placed on 30 months of probation after her conviction on a charge neglecting her 82-year-old mother from Naperville in 2009. Brenda Tucker …
Monday, September 24, 2012
An update on cases making headlines in DuPage County.
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Monday, September 24, 2012
Darien: Attorneys in Johnny Borizov's triple murder case have their eyes on a new trial date in the 2010 case: April 2013. During a hearing last week, Judge Daniel Guerin gave the case its second scheduled trial date after a planned January trial was bumped because of an attorney's conflict. Borizov is accused in the shooting deaths of three members of the Kramer family in March 2010 in a scheme that intended to kill Angela Kramer, the mother of Borizov's son. Jacob Nodarse, Borizov's codefendant, pleaded guilty, but mentally ill, a year ago to a single murder count in a deal with prosecutors to secure his testimony against Borizov. Nodarse faces a minimum of 45 years in prison when he is eventually sentenced after testifying. Naperville: …