capital punishment

A federal judge has set an April 2019 trial date for a former physics student accused of kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China.

Federal prosecutors in the case of a former physics student charged with the kidnapping and killing of a University of Illinois scholar from China say they don't object to delaying the trial now that the government is seeking the death penalty.

A longtime Democratic state Senator is calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty in Illinois.  Sen. Bill Haine was against Illinois' abolishing capital punishment a few years ago, in 2011.  After all, he's a former Madison County prosecutor.  But Haine says since then, times have changed.