After 8 years, Nailah Franklin murder case goes to trial

After 8 years, Nailah Franklin murder case goes to trial
After 8 years, Nailah Franklin murder case goes to trial

After 8 years, Nailah Franklin murder case goes to trial

Sometimes the wheels of justice move slowly. It’s been eight years since an African American woman named Nailah Franklin was found murdered in a suburban Chicago forest preserve. But opening arguments in the trial against her alleged killer are only now just getting underway. The average murder defendant faces trial in about two years, according to the state’s attorney’s office. So how has this case been able to stall for eight years? Defense attorney and legal analyst Erik Wilson helps us understand.