A Plainfield murder trial ended with a guilty verdict on the week's last day—and much, much more, in this edition of Court Supervision.
A week-long murder trial wrapped up with a guilty verdict Friday afternoon. The jury took two days to convict Ricardo Gutierrez, 23, of first-degree murder. Gutierrez gunned down Javier Barrios in October 2007 in Plainfield. Barrios was 18 when he was killed. Jury selection started Monday in the Will County Courthouse. Gutierrez's attorneys, Jeff Tomczak and Paul Napolski, said the killing was carried out in self-defense. That was just one of the things going on in court last week. There was also: Find all these stories and more on our Facebook page
Also, an Orland Park man pleads guilty to a 2011 carjacking of an elderly woman in Tinley Park. Get the latest Southland courts news.
The Southland's major criminal and civil cases heard in Cook County and Will County courts this week. EVERGREEN PARK -- Woman Accused of Leaving Disabled Men in Hot Car Kathy Reed, 47, appeared in court Friday, Sept. 21 on abuse or criminal neglect charges stemming from an incident where she allegedly left four disabled men in a van on a hot summer day. She pleaded not guilty to the charges earlier this month. Another court date has been for Oct. 23. OAK LAWN -- Trio Accused in Buell Court Home Invasion Back in Court Next Month Three men charged with attempted murder, aggravated kidnapping and home invasion in a Buell Court home invasion in August are set to be back in court on Oct. 25. Authorities say Timmie Walton, 28, of Midlothian, and…