- Associated Press - Thursday, April 13, 2017

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago man has a chance to get out of jail after a judge vacated his 1997 conviction on arson and murder charges.

DuPage County Judge Liam Brennan on Thursday set bail at $100,000 for 60-year-old William Amor, who was serving a 45-year prison sentence in his mother-in-law’s death. The judge on April 6 vacated Amor’s convictions, citing advances in fire science, and ordered a new trial.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2pbFPnm ) Amor’s attorneys with the Illinois Innocence Project say they will reach out to his friends and family to come up with the 10 percent, or $10,000, needed to free him from the Taylorville Correctional Facility in central Illinois.

Amor is next due in court May 10 to discuss pretrial motions and set a trial date.


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

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