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Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:04 am

Randy Steidl won his lawsuit, but he remains unpardoned for murders he didn’t commit

After more than 26 years of fighting, Randy Steidl is ready to put the past behind him.The Paris, Ill., man spent 17 years on Illinois’ death row for a double murder he didn’t commit, but ...
Thursday, March 17, 2011 03:42 pm

Advocates say work isn’t over

The death penalty has been abolished in Illinois, but advocates say the fight isn’t over.On March 9, Gov. Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 3539, which abolishes the death penalty and redirects money...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:32 am

Innocence Project marks 10 years by honoring key allies

It’s not every day that a serial killer helps a writer solve a crime, so when Diane Fanning, a Texas true-crime author, received a letter from convicted killer Tommy Lynn Sells admitting to a mu...
Thursday, May 19, 2011 04:38 pm

Prosecution moves to retest DNA in controversial 1986 double murder

In 1986, newlyweds Dyke and Karen Rhoades were murdered and their bodies burnt in their Paris, Ill., home. Police arrested Randy Steidl and Herb Whitlock for the murders, and the two men each spent ma...
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 09:52 am

Coalition plans major push to abolish death penalty

While sitting on death row for 12 years, Randy Steidl wasn’t against capital punishment. Not in the general, philosophical sense.“I came from a conservative farm family,” he says, ex...

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