Long-time Uptowners may remember the horrifying double murder of Sharon Haugabook and Jeffrey Lassiter in November of 1992. The couple were shot in their home at 910 W Agatite when members of the Vice Lords gang broke in, allegedly to collect a drug debt that Jeffrey Lassiter owed them. Eight men were arrested, and five were convicted.
Now one of them, Daniel Taylor, who has spent most of the past 20 years in prison, is appealing his case and the Innocence Project has some compelling evidence that he was wrongfully convicted, in spite of a detailed confession. The evidence? He was already in police custody at the time. You can read about it in the Tribune and at the Innocence Project website.