| Mar 1, 2011
| 5:30 PM
Five men –- but so far no women –- have been chosen to determine the fate of murder defendant Marni Yang.
The first day of jury selection in the Lake County trial of Yang -– a 43-year-old Chicago woman accused of killing the...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 6:35 PM
The 12 men and women who will decide the fate of Marni Yang –- the woman accused of killing the girlfriend of former Chicago Bears player Shaun Gayle and her unborn baby -- have been selected.
Following the selection of five men to serve on the...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 1:00 PM
The killing of the pregnant girlfriend of former Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle was "cold, calculated and premeditated," prosecutors said today as they outlined their case against Marni Yang.
But defense attorneys countered in their opening remarks that...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 10:38 AM
Shaun Gayle acknowledged from the witness stand this morning that he had sex with Marni Yang the night before she allegedly killed another woman who was carrying his baby.
The former Chicago Bears player, who so far has been questioned only by...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 1:00 PM
More than three years after the murder of Rhoni Reuter, and more than two years after Marni Yang was charged with the killing, Yang's lawyers rested their defense in less than 30 minutes today.
The defense rested after Yang told the judge that she did...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 8:21 PM
A jury in Lake County has found Marni Yang guilty in the 2007 murder of the pregnant girlfriend of former Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle.
Following a dramatic 11-day trial, the jurors reached their verdict after four hours of deliberation today.
| Mar 16, 2011
| 11:30 PM
Recordings of Marni Yang, which were taped without her knowledge and were central to her conviction this week on murder charges, have been released by the Deerfield Police Department.
The recordings, released Wednesday in response to a Freedom of...
| May 20, 2011
| 1:21 PM
Marni Yang was sentenced to life in prison this morning for gunning down the pregnant girlfriend of former Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle, with the judge citing the “methodical, meticulous and maniacal manner in which you committed this crime.”...
| May 20, 2011
| 8:05 AM
Just walked out of the morning web meeting, where section editors talk about the various stories bubbling up on their areas of expertise.
Makes for an intersting breaking news reading list.
There's a sentencing in the Marni Yang trial this morning. At...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 6:23 PM
A Cook County jury today awarded $40 million to the family of Rhoni Reuter as the result of a civil case against Marni Yang, the woman found guilty of Reuter’s murder.
Yang was convicted in March of killing Reuter, the pregnant girlfriend of former...