Friday, August 31, 2012
Defense attorneys for two men accused of assaulting a women haven't said what the evidence is they've brought against prosecution's key witness.
Two men facing trial on hate crime and robbery charges will have to wait until next month to find out if a Cook County judge will allow a jury to hear evidence against the prosecution's key witness. Akram Alshoweat, 24, of Oak Lawn and Mohammed Shaban, 37, of Hickory Hills are accused of attacking and robbing a woman they believed to be a lesbian on June 28, 2010, outside a restaurant, police said. Attorneys said the two men have pleaded not guilty and claim they acted in self-defense. They rejected a plea deal in March. Gregg Smith, Shaban's attorney, told Patch on Friday, Aug. 31 that the defense has filed a motion to submit information and evidence to Judge Colleen Ann Hyland against the key witness, John Mitsis. "I don't want to go …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A Cook County judge granted more time for attorneys representing Mohammad Shaban of Hickory Hills and Akram Alshoweat of Oak Lawn to review charges leveled against a key witness in the prosecution's cases against them.
Attorneys for two men awaiting trial on hate crime and robbery charges asked a Cook County judge Tuesday for more time to gather information about a battery case against a key witness for the prosecution. Akram Alshoweat, 24, of Oak Lawn and Mohammed Shaban, 37, of Hickory Hills are accused of attacking and robbing a woman they believed to be a lesbian on June 28, 2010, outside a restaurant, police said. Attorneys said the two men have pleaded not guilty and claim they acted in self-defense. They rejected a plea deal in March. Patch is on Facebook, too. Like Oak Lawn and Palos. During Tuesday's hearing, attorneys Gregg Smith and Michael Monaco were set to file motions in Judge Colleen Ann Hyland's Bridgeview courtroom regarding felony …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The next court hearing is scheduled for Oct. 6 for two men accused last summer of hate crime and robbery in Hickory Hills.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Jesse Marx
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Attorneys for two men accused last summer of a hate crime and robbery have until Oct. 6 to settle the charges with prosecutors or begin trial. Hickory Hills police say Mohammad Shaban, of Hickory Hills, and Akram Alshoweat, of Oak Lawn, battered and robbed a woman they believed to be a lesbian on June 28, 2010, outside a restaurant. Last summer, a source close to the investigation said the woman lived in Palos Hills. In court on Thursday, a prosecutor told Cook County Judge Colleen Ann Hyland that the state was still waiting for the woman to tender copies of her medical bills incurred by the alleged attack. All other evidence, including DNA samples and a copy of the 911 call, has been exchanged between parties. Shaban has repeatedly …