Wednesday, April 3, 2013
A McHenry County jury found Mario Casciaro guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder.
A jury found a 29-year-old man guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder in the presumed death of a Johnsburb teen he worked with him at a local supermarket more than 10 years ago, according to the Northwest Herald. Mario Casciaro could now face a minimum of 20 years in prison for his role in the presumed death of Brian Carrick who went missing in December 2002 and whose body has still not been found, according to the Northwest Herald. Carrick was 17 years old at the time of his presumed murder. Prosecutors argued in 2002 that a drug debt led to a physical altercation at the grocery store, Val's Foods, in Johnsburg, which was owned by Carrick's family and was also where Casciaro, Carrick and another man, Shane Lamb worked, according to the …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Nicholas R. Cosmano was sentenced last month in McHenry County Court.
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Monday, February 11
A 27-year-old Cary man who lost his 5-foot long pet alligator during a drug bust in October 2011 has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge, according to the Daily Herald. Nicholas R. Cosmano was sentenced last month to one year of conditional discharge, $4,400 in fines, 40 hours of community service, to take part in drug treatment and submit to random drug tests, according to online McHenry County court records. Cosmano lives in the 7200 block of Owl Way and his pet alligator—a female—"was picked up by the McHenry County Animal Control Office and turned over to the Chicago Herpetological Society," according to the Daily Herald.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Ariel Guerra was sentenced to prison on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
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Thursday, January 17
Richmond resident Ariel Guerra was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl from June 2010 to May 2011, the Northwest Herald reports. Guerra, 30, who recently lived in Crystal Lake, pleaded guilty to two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, both Class X felonies. He faced 45 to 120 years in prison, according to the Herald. McHenry County Judge Charles P. Weech accepted Guerra's plea agreeement terms, but said Guerra must serve 85 percent of his sentence, amounting to 17 years, before he is eligble to be released from prison, the Herald article reports.