Juan Rivera: Innocent or guilty?

Full story: Chicago Tribune

DNA and a confession were the focus of opening statements Wednesday by attorneys in the trial of Juan Rivera, who is accused in the 1992 rape and murder of 11-year-old Holly Staker in Waukegan .
1 - 6 of 6 Comments Last updated Apr 17, 2009
Jose Santiago

Westchester, IL

#1 Apr 16, 2009
State's Attorney Michael Mermel seems to be a win at all cost political hack, who has no regard for truth or justice.
Rudolph Hess

Chicago, IL

#2 Apr 16, 2009
The lazy coppers and prosecutors simply want to clear the books - justice be damned!

Put the cops and prosecutors on trial and if convicted, lock them up and throw away the key to set an example for other lazy cops, prosecutors and judges.

CORRUPT !!!!!!
Kevin Ranos

Oak Park, IL

#3 Apr 16, 2009
You got to love our justice system. Judge Christopher Starck (as mentioned above) is STILL presiding over the 3rd trial (and will NOT recluse himself), EVEN AFTER the Illinois Appellate Court says he made enough errors in the first trial to grant a re-trial. You cannot tell me he was/can be unbiased in this case that cannot seem to be done correctly under his purview.
Wait A Minute

United States

#4 Apr 16, 2009

North Chicago, IL

#5 Apr 17, 2009
The dude has had all these years to get his story straight , he cant tell the same story twice!
he did it, you know it , he knows it , we all know it.. hope he rots in prison forever .

Waukegan, IL

#6 Apr 17, 2009
what happened to the suspect Deon? Did they get his DNA?

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