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This undated photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Department shows Thaddeus Jimenez. Jimenez, who won a $25 million award in 2012 for a wrongful murder conviction only to spend it on rebuilding his Simon City Royals street gang was sentenced to nine years in prison by a federal judge Thursday March. 9, 2017, in Chicago. U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber sentenced Jimenez after prosecutors showed a video of Jimenez calmly shooting a former gang member in both legs. (Cook County Sheriff's Department via AP)

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This undated photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Department shows Andrew Shelton. Shelton is charged in the theft of more than 100 guns from a train stopped in a Norfolk Southern rail yard on Chicago's South Side in April 2015. (Cook County Sheriff's Department via AP)

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This undated photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Department shows Alexander Peebles. Peebles is charged in the theft of more than 100 guns from a train stopped in a Norfolk Southern rail yard on Chicago's South Side in April 2015. (Cook County Sheriff's Department via AP)

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This undated photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Department shows Elgin Lipscomb. Lipscomb is charged in the theft of more than 100 guns from a train stopped in a Norfolk Southern rail yard on Chicago's South Side in April 2015. (Cook County Sheriff's Department via AP)

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This undated photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Department shows Shawnquail Minnis. Authorities say Minnis faces a first-degree murder charge accusing her of starving her 2-month-old son to death in 2014. Court records show that Minnis' baby became so emaciated that medical workers could see facial bones and ribs through his skin. (Cook County Sheriff's Department via AP)

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This undated photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Department shows Heriberto Viramontes. Viramontes, who was convicted on Oct. 24, 2014 for attempted murder, aggravated battery and armed robbery in the baseball bat beatings and robberies of Stacy Jurich and her close friend, Natascha McShane, of Northern Ireland, in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood, is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday, May 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Cook County Sheriff's Department)

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This undated photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Department shows businessman Allan Kustok, 63, of Orland Park, Ill. On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, a jury in Bridgeview, Ill., found Kustok guilty of killing his wife in September 2010. Prosecutors accused Kustok of shooting his wife in the head while she was sleeping. Defense attorneys argued that 58-year-old Anita "Jeanie" Kustok committed suicide. (AP Photo/Cook County Sheriff's Department)

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FILE - This undated file photo provided April 6, 2012 by the Cook County Sheriff's Department, shows William Balfour who is charged in the murders of the mother, brother and nephew of singer and actress Jennifer Hudson. A Chicago jury has convicted Hudson's former brother-in-law of murdering her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in what prosecutors described as an act of vengeance by a jilted husband. The jury convicted 31-year-old William Balfour on three-counts of first degree murder on Friday, May 11, 2012, after three days of deliberations. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison. (AP Photo/Cook County Sheriff's Department, File)

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This undated photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Department shows victims remains of serial killer John Wayne Gacy being exhumed by authorities. The Cook County Sheriff's Department last spring secretly exhumed the bones of the 8 victims who were never identified in the hopes that scientific tests that were not around between 1972 and 1978 when Gacy killed his 33 victims will make identification possible. (Associated Press/Cook County Sheriff's Department)