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Parole board to decide Weger’s fate in three weeks

Posted by wlpo on October 28, 2015

La Salle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne has said his peace and now it’s up to the Illinois Parole Board.

Towne on Wednesday was in Springfield to argue against Chester Weger getting released on parole. This is Weger’s 20th attempt at getting parole after being sentenced to life in prison over 50 years ago for murder at Starved Rock State Park.

As in past years, Towne argued that Weger should stay behind bars because he confessed to killing three women at the park, not just the one he was convicted of killing. He also points to the seriousness of the crime and impact it continues to have on the Illinois Valley.

The parole board meets Thursday, November 19th to decide Weger’s fate. Last year they voted 9 to 3 to deny parole.
Weger is now 76 years old and is doing time at the Pinckneyville Correctional Center.

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