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Brown's Chicken Massacre (1993)

Man convicted of Chicago-area massacre seeks hearing

A man convicted of one of the Chicago area's most infamous crimes is seeking a court hearing to review newly discovered evidence, saying a key prosecution witness allegedly lied to get a reward worth tens of thousands of dollars.

James Degorski was convicted in 2009 for killing seven workers at a Brown's Chicken restaurant in Palatine 16 years prior, the Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2c9W9ve ) reported. The 44-year-old is serving a life sentence at Menard Correctional Center in southern Illinois.

A petition filed on behalf of Degorski says the witness, Anne Lockett, is "a troubled woman, prone to dishonesty." It also alleges she had implicated another former...

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