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Appeals Court Orders New Trial In Attempted Police Murder Case

An Illinois appeals court is ordering a new trial for a man who was convicted of trying to kill three Chicago police officers. 

Three officers were shot in 2010 while trying to enter the home of Antonio Jones’ with a search warrant. Jones was found guilty of three counts of attempted murder. 

But Illinois appellate judges said the prosecutor in the case prejudiced the jury by repeatedly calling Jones a criminal, even though he had never before been convicted of a crime. The appellate judges also said the trial judge in the case made “highly offensive” comments.

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