Wednesday, December 23, 2015

AND MORE: Even More Charges Filed Against Woman Accused In Bizarre Lincoln Park Shooting Case

The woman who allegedly fired off several rounds during an altercation on a busy Lincoln Park street in October is now facing even more felony charges.

A grand jury has now returned eight counts against Jennifer C. Stegall of Broadview: Two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm and six counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

The strange case has grown increasingly serious for Stegall, who was originally charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and then found herself released from custody less than 8 hours after the incident, which can be seen on YouTube.

Community members who saw video of the incident questioned the seemingly lenient charge and prosecutors filed a single count of aggravated discharge of a firearm on October 28.

Now facing eight serious counts, Stegall, 32, is due back in court on New Year's Eve.
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6 comments:

  1. ".....who was originally charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and then found herself released from custody less than 8 hours after the incident...."

    Yeah....how on earth was firing a gun - multiple times - equate to misdemeanor disorderly conduct? Unreal. Perhaps some further investigation needs to go into this. I suspect it was party of Garry McCarthy's (aka Rahm Emanuel's) magic act to downgrade serious crime to give the perception that "crime is down." Especially in the high rent districts.

    And speaking of Rahm.....looks like he may have no choice but to step down. The pressure is on, and on a national level at that!!! Woo hoo! Keep it up!

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    1. "...the seemingly lenient charge." That's the writer's opinion. A more accurate phrase would be "typically lenient charge".

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  2. In the long run yes. But why do we accept prosecutors that continue to the practice of under-charging? Why do we have to be the ones making sure they do there jobs? Why do we bother paying them to distort the truth?

    When you don't charge criminals for crimes all the politicos can say crime is down...vote for me.

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  3. I'm betting she skips town now that they're some real charges in place.

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