In his ruling, the judge cut a break for Jason Van Dyke, sentencing him only on the second-degree murder charge, not 16 counts of aggravated battery.
The ex-Chicago cop received 81 months in prison on the charge of second-degree murder of Laquan McDonald.
Judge Domenica Stephenson acquitted 3 Chicago Police officers of all counts in an alleged conspiracy to cover up for fellow officer Jason Van Dyke.
The decision is a devastating blow to the prosecution in the case.
Detective David March and officers Thomas Gaffney and Joseph Walsh are accused of falsifying reports about the 2014 shooting.
Gerardo Iglesias spent nearly 20 years in prison for a 1993 murder. The jailhouse informant who claimed to have heard Iglesias confess has recanted.
Last year, Blackmon, who had represented himself throughout more than a decade of court appeals, won a new trial.
Derren Sorrells pleaded guilty to a single count of first-degree murder in exchange for a sentence of 27 years.
Hadiya Pendleton, 15, was shot Jan. 29, 2013 at a small South Side park about a mile from the Obamas’ Kenwood home.
Legal experts think Judge Vincent Gaughan is unlikely to give Van Dyke a sentence anywhere near that long.
Micheail Ward faces a minimum of more than 50 years on charges of murder and aggravated battery.
“Theres no consensus,” one veteran defense attorney said, “because this is an unusual case with unusual facts.”
‘It makes me happy to know…I had something to do with putting him away. I’m sorry I had to pay the price, but, oh well, that’s what had to happen.”
Both accuse Kelly of inappropriate conduct in separate incidents in Chicago years ago.
Her petition also asks to block Munoz from tampering with the couple’s bank accounts, and claims Munoz has spent “thousands” on his “addiction.”