No. 99 C 6468.

162 F.Supp.2d 1020 (2001)

UNITED STATES ex rel. Paul S. ERICKSON, N33213, Petitioner, v. James M. SCHOMIG, Warden of the Pontiac Correctional Center, Respondent.

United States District Court, N.D. Illinois, Eastern Division.

September 28, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Alan Michael Freedman, Freedman & Bornstein, Christina M. Tchen, Eric J. Gorman, Albert Lee Hogan, III, Erin C. Perkins, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Chicago, IL, for Petitioner.

David Harris Iskowich, Illinois Attorney General's Office, Michael Golden, Cook County State's Attorney, Chief of Criminal Appeals, Illinois Attorney General's Office, Renee Goldfarb, Cook County State's Attorney, Chicago, IL, for Respondent.


MANNING, District Judge.

Defendant Paul Erickson was convicted in the circuit court of Cook County by a jury of murder and concealing a homicidal death in connection with the rape and death of fifteen year-old Elizabeth Launer. At sentencing, Erickson waived a jury and the court sentenced him to death for murder, an extended term of 60 years for rape, and a consecutive term...

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