Justice recuses himself from torture case
- Photos (1)
SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois Supreme Court justice has recused himself from a case involving allegations of torture by Chicago police.
Six justices are left to consider the case of Stanley Wrice, a man who claims police working under former Lt. Jon Burge tortured him into wrongly confessing to a rape nearly 30 years ago. Burge was convicted last year of lying about the torture of suspects.
Wrice is seeking a new hearing on his torture claims.
Justice Robert Thomas of Wheaton did not hear oral arguments in the case Thursday.
Thomas did not explain his decision.
Attorneys say in the case of a 3-3 split by the court, an appeals court ruling that gave Wrice a new hearing would stand.
There was no indication by the court when it will issue a ruling.
- Share Facebook Twitter
Article sent to (required)E-mail
Article sent from (required)E-mail Name
Subject Line (article title)
Message (optional)Success - Article sent Click to close
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.
Contact information ( * required )Name * Company Telephone * E-mail *
Article InformationTitle URL
Message (optional)Success - Reprint request sent Click to close