- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) - An attorney for a Chicago man who claims he’s innocent of a 2004 suburban murder is asking a judge to block the city of Waukegan from destroying evidence from the 1992 rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl.

David Owen, an attorney for Marvin Williford, says he’s concerned because the city has asked a federal judge to vacate an order to preserve evidence in the slaying 23 years ago of Holly Staker.

Williford is serving 80 years for the slaying of Delwin Foxworth. The North Chicago man died in 2002 of injuries from an attack two years earlier.

Owen told the Arlington Heights Daily Herald (https://bit.ly/1Fql0RQ ) a DNA sample from the Foxworth case matches one from the Staker slaying.

Owen said he’ll request a new trial for Williford next month.

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Information from: Daily Herald, https://www.dailyherald.com

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