Teen Charged in Murders Could Go Home, Attorney Says: Court Watch
Also, five teens are facing an indictment in connection to the shooting death of a 17-year-old in a Chicago Heights park, and White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk's court date was postponed.
After sitting in jail for more than a year, one teen charged in the robbery and beating death of a Palos township couple could get the chance to go home if a judge rescinds a no-bond order.
A bond hearing has been set for Mohammad Salahat, 18, on Monday in a Bridgeview courtroom with his defense attorney set to argue that a psychological evaluation will show Salahat is non-violent and won't be a danger to anyone if he is released.
Salahat is charged with murder in connection with stabbing and beating death of John and Maria Granat, along with three alleged accomplices: Christopher Wyma, 18; Ehab Qasem, 20; and the couple's son, John Granat, 18.
The four men have been in custody without bond since the incident.
Patch rounds up the Southland's major criminal and civil cases being heard in Cook County and Will County courts this week.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS - Grand Jury Returns Indictment Against Teens in Fatal Shooting
Five teens have been indicted in connection to a fatal shooting in a Chicago Heights Park Joshua A. Dean, 19; Derrell J. Edwards, 18; Otis M. Pruitt, 19; Cortez A. Hurst, 18; and Rhonzell Ard, 17 were initially charged with several felonies, including sale/delivery of a weapon and mob action.
An updated list of charges was not available Friday afternoon.
Dean Milenkovic, 46, pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges, the second case against him regarding an incident with a minor.
The trial of an Orland Park man accused of recklessly driving a motorcycle around the village, mocking police and shooting videos of the escapades, was postponed this week. Justin Jachimiec, 22, is scheduled to be back in a Bridgeview courtoom on Dec. 18 for a status hearing. A new trial date has not been announced.
NEW LENOX — Carlton Fisk Catches New Court Date
It's been a month and a week since baseball immortal Carlton Fisk was allegedly foundpassed out behind the wheel of his pickup in aNew Lenox cornfield, but the former Red and White Sox star has yet to make it into a Joliet courtroom.
Fisk was scheduled for a hearing Thursday morning but his drunken driving case postponed until Dec. 17.
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