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Towne says “no” to Weger request

Posted by wlpo on October 25, 2015

At some point this week, LaSalle County States Attorney Brian Towne will be in Springfield explaining to a parole board why Chester Weger should remain in prison. Weger was convicted of killing Lillian Oetting at Starved Rock in 1960. 2 other women were murdered but Weger wasn’t charged in their deaths.

The parole board is now taking testimony as part of Weger’s 20th parole hearing. 1 year ago, the board voted 9 – 3 to keep Weger in prison.

The 76-year old Oglesby man is the longest serving inmate in Illinois. Towne said after talking to people directlly involved with the case, reading transcripts and examining DNA, there’s no doubt Weger should stay in prison.

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