August 4, 2002


Seven Charged in Ill. Beating Death (DON BABWIN, Aug 4, 2002, Associated Press)
Authorities charged seven people Saturday with first-degree murder for the deaths of two men who were stomped and beaten with bricks and stones by a mob after a traffic accident. [...]

Saturday's hearing came four days after a mob pulled Moore and Stuckey from the van, which hurtled a curb and struck a group of people sitting on a stoop of a home in the Oakland neighborhood. Three women were hospitalized after the crash. [...]

Autopsies revealed that Stuckey, an unemployed day laborer and factory worker, and Moore died from multiple injuries and blunt trauma, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. Toxicology tests showed that Moore was drunk at the time of the crash.

I realize this may seem semi-barbaric, but if they could tell the driver was drunk or had been drinking, I'd not vote to convict them. Posted by Orrin Judd at August 4, 2002 6:28 PM
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