1960 Starved Rock Murders:  DNA Technology May Exonerate Chester Weger


New DNA technology may hold the key to potentially overturning the conviction of Chester Weger. He spent 60 years behind bars in connection with the infamous Starved Rock Murders.

 Weger’s attorney Andy Hale claims that advanced genetic genealogical testing could provide the evidence needed to exonerate the 84-year-old and potentially result in a record-breaking $120 million payout. If successful it would be the longest-ever wrongful conviction in America.

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The Backstory

Chester Weger was released from prison in February 2020 after serving six decades for his alleged involvement in the Starved Rock Murders. 

Despite being described as a model prisoner, Weger was never given parole.