In 1999, a grand jury heard ample testimony implicating Anthony Porter in a double homicide. A month later, a different grand jury heard a sliver of evidence suggesting that Alstory Simon committed the same crime. So why was Simon indicted?
The second person convicted of a 1982 murder on Chicago’s south side goes free.
The legal saga of Alstory Simon may now hinge on whether his attorney was too cozy with the enemy.
As the Anthony Porter murder case gets a second look, here’s some background reading
With a pardon at stake, two wrongful convictions in a double murder case get the reverse spin.
Was Anthony Porter guilty all along? Anita Alvarez says she’ll look into it.
Why did Alstory Simon confess?
When David Protess—the hotshot professor who helmed the Innocence Project—got in trouble at Northwestern University, James Sotos saw an opportunity. Sotos is an attorney with a client and a message, and he believes that the more compromised Protess’s reputation, the better his chances of getting that message across. If you recognize the name—Sotos was the […]