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Duebbert sues claiming city, county and state officials conspired to maliciously prosecute him on false charges
EAST ST. LOUIS – Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert claims in federal court that former St. Clair County state’s attorney Brendan Kelly and others fabricated evidence to charge him with sexual abuse in 2017.
Fields' attorney calls investigation of Carl Silas murder 'subpar'; Trial continues in St. Clair Co.
BELLEVILLE – Defense attorney Ryan Neal told St. Clair County jurors in opening arguments on Tuesday that victim Carl Silas was moved after the murder.
“Our theory is that the entire story (Jamie) Lott and the family derived was a lie based on scientific evidence,” defense attorney Brittany Kimble said during pre-trial proceedings Monday.
BELLEVILLE - On the first morning of the second murder trial of David Fields, special prosecutor Charles Colburn withdrew a blood spatter report that he obtained after the first trial ended in July.
BELLEVILLE – Circuit Judge Robert Haida, who left decisions on testimony hanging in suspense when he granted a mistrial to murder suspect David Fields in July, must make those decisions for a second trial starting Dec. 3.
Attorney for murder suspect argues State intentionally caused mistrial; Haida denies motion to dismiss Fields case
St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert Haida denied a motion to drop the State's case against David E. Fields, who is alleged to have killed Carl Silas at his Belleville apartment on Dec. 30, 2016.
BELLEVILLE – Without cameras in the courtroom, jurors heard opening arguments Tuesday in the murder trial of suspect David Fields, accused of shooting Carl Silas at his Belleville apartment before dawn on Dec. 30, 2016.
BELLEVILLE – Illinois appellate prosecutor Charles Colburn doesn’t want video coverage at the murder trial of David Fields, set to start on July 23.
Gleeson says he won't return judge cleared of charges to bench, but says Duebbert can petition Supreme Court for return
St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ronald Duebbert will remain on administrative duties despite criminal charges against him being dropped last week.
In Fields’ pre-trial hearing, prosecutor concedes Silas not killed by shotgun; and Judge Duebbert not relevant to case
BELLEVILLE – Police didn’t test bullets in the murder of Carl Silas, prosecutor Charles Colburn conceded a month before the trial of suspect David Fields.