The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s criminal case against Mario Casciaro has been overturned by the 2nd Appellate Court.
The 2013 conviction for murder by intimidation led to a prison sentence of 26 years.
It was the second prosecution of the man involving the 2002 Johnsburg disappearance of 17-year old Brian Carrick.
The Court concluded,
We have minutely examined the evidence in the present case and are constrained to hold that no rational trier of fact could have found that the State proved the predicate forcible felony of intimidation beyond a reasonable doubt
You can find the entire opinion here.