Parole Denied Again For Illinois Inmate For 1960 Killings

Nov 29, 2018

Illinois officials have again denied parole to 79-year-old inmate Chester Weger. He was sentenced to life in prison for the 1960 killings of three suburban Chicago women in a state park.


Credit Illinois Department of Corrections


The Illinois Prisoner Review Board voted 7-7 Thursday on Weger's request, leaving him short of the needed majority vote for his release. The Chicago Tribune reports his attorneys protested, noting that one board member was absent.


Weger has continued to deny he killed the women from Riverside, whose badly beaten bodies were found in a Starved Rock State Park cave. Weger was 21-years-old and worked as a dishwasher at the state park lodge. Jurors convicted him in 1961.


The board has denied his parole requests dating to 1972, although it also deadlocked 7-7 last year.