Thursday, 29 November 2012

Jurors deliberate over whether lawyer should be convicted of a felony

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Jurors deliberate over whether lawyer should be convicted of a felony

Cook County jurors began deliberating Thursday whether a lawyer who let her murder-suspect client use her cellphone while he was in a police interrogation room should be convicted of a felony. Sladjana Vuckovic wasn’t aware that she was breaking the law when she let Timothy Herring Jr. use her cellphone to call family and friends while he was at the Area 2 police headquarters on Nov. 27 and Nov. 28, 2010, her attorney Leonard Goodman said in his closing arguments. But Cook County prosecutions said Vuckovic, a CTA lawyer who was volunteering with First Defense Legal Aid when she met …

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