Walter J. Depner now faces felony charges for allegations that he drove drunk this past Sunday, according to the Daily Herald.
A 61-year-old Mount Prospect man convicted of driving drunk and killing four Crystal Lake family members in 1999 now faces upgraded charges for allegations that he drove drunk this past Sunday, McHenry County prosecutors told the Daily Herald. Walter J. Depner, who was originally charged with misdemeanors for the Sunday incident, now faces felony charges of aggravated driving under the influence and driving while license revoked, according to the article. He is expected in court Thursday morning. Depner was out on parole prior to his arrest on Sunday and served 12 years of a 14-year sentence for the DUI-related crash that killed Eva Burleson, 34; and her three children, Daniel, 13; Tiffany, 11; and Dallis, 7, according to the Northwest …
Walter J. Depner, 61, of Mt. Prospect, was arrested by McHenry County Sheriff's police in Lakemoor and charged with various offenses.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, February 25
A Lakemoor resident on Sunday night got an unwelcomed guest who turned out to be a Mt. Prospect man on parole. The intruder - Walter J. Depner, 61, of Mt. Prospect - is out on parole after serving 12 years of a 14-year sentence for the DUI-related crash that took the lives of a Crystal Lake woman and her three children in 1999, according to the Northwest Herald. The Burleson family, of Crystal Lake, was on their way home from a day at Great America when Depner crashed into their mini-van and killed Eva, 34, Daniel, 13, Tiffany, 11 and Dallis, 7. Thomas Burleson, the husband and father, was the sole survivor of the crash, the Herald reports. McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren said officers were dispatched at 6:17 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, for …