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Man Convicted in Brown's Chicken Murders

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The jury in the Brown’s Chicken murder trial has found Juan Luna guilty of killing seven people in the more than 14-year old case. Luna was convicted yesterday (Thursday) on all seven counts of first-degree murder. Chicago Public Radio’s Mike Rhee has more.
The jury took a little more than a day to decide Luna’s guilt. After hearing about a month’s worth of evidence, jurors found Luna responsible for the killings that rocked the Northwest Suburb of Palatine back in 1993. Luna had pled not guilty of the crime.

“We as families can finally exhale from this long and emotional nightmare.” Jennifer Shilling is the eldest daughter of Lynn and Richard Ehlenfeldt. The couple had owned the Brown’s Chicken and were both murdered. Shilling says this year, they would’ve celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary. “Today we believe they are finally at peace knowing this is over.” Sentencing for Luna begins Monday. His alleged partner, James Degorski, is awaiting trial.

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