05:03am, 10/23/14

States Longest Serving Inmate Will Remain Behind Bars

(Springfield, IL) -- The state’s longest-serving inmate will remain behind bars a little longer at the Pinckneyville Correctional Center. Chester Weger was barely old enough to drink when he bludgeoned a woman to death in 1960 at a Northern Illinois state park. He originally admitted to killing the victim’s two companions as well but later recanted that confession. The 74-year-old Weger needed eight votes from the 14-member Illinois Prisoner Review Board to be granted parole after more than a half-century behind bars. He got seven.

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