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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:43 PM

Chicago area readies first televised court hearing

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Source: Associated Press

Chicago area readies first televised court hearing
DON BABWIN, Associated Press | November 20, 2012 | Updated: November 20, 2012 5:10pm

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) Nearly two decades after the nation watched O.J. Simpson struggle to put on the famous glove, Chicago television viewers will get their first opportunity Wednesday to see a criminal defendant stand before a local courtroom judge.

Judge Robert Kleeman decided Tuesday to allow one television camera and one still camera in his suburban DuPage County courtroom for the first broadcast of legal proceedings in the Chicago area. A suburban Chicago woman was expected to enter a plea Wednesday in the stabbing deaths of her 7-year-old son and a 5-year-old girl she was babysitting.

Prosecutors say the woman, Elzbieta Plackowska, stabbed her son about 100 times and girl 50 times, at least partly out of anger at her husband.

During Tuesday's hearing a media coordinator told the judge that journalists wanted to put two sets of cameras in his court one near the witness stand and another next to the jury box. But deputy public defender Michael Mara worried the one near the witness stand would be distracting. The judge agreed.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Chicago-area-readies-first-televised-court-hearing-4053916.php

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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:05 PM

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