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Murder Trial, Police Seek Carjacking Suspect, 7-Eleven Robbery: Court Watch

Patch reports updates in major court cases, including an evaluation for a man suspected of murder and the unknown whereabouts of a carjacking suspect.

Guilty Plea in 7-Eleven Robbery

Lisle: A second man charged in a July 7-Eleven robbery has pleaded guilty for his part in the incident, records show. Antonio Finley, 21, pleaded guilty to a robbery charge and was sentenced to six years in prison as part of a deal with prosecutors, who dropped several other counts against Finley. He was given credit for four months in DuPage County Jail and received a recommendation of a prison boot camp, which could shorten his prison time. In October, 17-year-old Steven Gayden was sentenced to four years in prison in connection to the robbery. He also was given a boot camp recommendation. Two other men - DeShaun Wilson and Antwan James - have related cases that are pending.

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Evaluation Needed Before Murder Trial 

Naperville: A Naperville man will be evaluated once again to determine whether he is fit to stand trial on an attempted murder charge. lis, who prosecutors say tried to strangle and stab his mother in August 2011, has "declining" mental health and refused to take his medications, his attorney wrote in court documents. Georg previously was held by the Illinois Department of Human Services after initially being found unfit to understand and participate in his case. Fitness restored, the case resumed earlier this year, but Georg's refusal to take the medications delayed a psychological report ordered by the judge overseeing the case. A new fitness evaluation will be the subject of a Dec. 11 hearing, records show.

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  • Naperville Man Charged with Attempted Murder After Domestic Dispute
  • Naperville Man Pleads Not Guilty in Attempted Murder Case
  • Naperville Man Deemed Unfit for Trial

Carjacking Suspect MIA

Woodridge: The case of a Coal City man accused of a "thrill" carjacking in Woodridge in May returns to court Tuesday, but it might happen without suspect Michael Buhrman. A warrant for Buhrman was issued in September after his GPS monitor sent a tampering alert to authorities. Police in Coal City did not find him at his home and Buhrman has not been seen since. A judge has forfeited Buhrman's $200,000 bail and could set the case for trial. Police arrested Buhrman, a former engineer at the Dresden Nuclear Power Plant in Morris, after he wore a mask and pointed a gun at a woman sitting inside a car on May 9. Prosecutors unsuccessfully sought to increase Buhrman's bail to $1 million over the summer after a woman reported Buhrman made comments about buying gold and fleeing to Chile.

Related:

  • Officials: Nuclear Engineer Who Stole Car at Gunpoint was "Thrill Seeking"
  • Carjacking Suspect Put On Home Confinement

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