1960 Starved Rock Murders:  DNA Technology May Exonerate Chester Weger


If Weger is exonerated, it could mark the longest wrongful conviction in U.S. history, leading to a potential $120 million payout based on standard compensation practices.

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The convergence of advanced DNA technology and renewed investigative efforts may finally bring closure to the Chester Weger case. If he is innocent the real killer may be identified. And one of America’s most haunting criminal mysteries may finally be solved.