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.