In an effort to avoid any potential conflicts, a special prosecutor has been appointed to handle the drug case of a DuPage County judicial candidate's son. , whose father is long-serving DuPage County Board member Patrick O'Shea, is charged with selling cocaine in March. During an April 11 hearing, Judge Ronald Kleeman agreed to appoint an appellate prosecutor to try the case instead of DuPage County prosecutors. The state's attorney's office acts as legal counsel to all county employees, including the county board. Patrick O'Shea is also on the November ballot to claim a seat on the bench in DuPage's 18th Judicial Circuit. Collin O'Shea returns to court May 16 when he is expected to be arraigned.
A 47-year-old Lisle man has been indicted on an aggravated possession of child pornography charge, court records show. , who was arrested on a warrant earlier this month, was the subject of an investigation after police were called to his apartment on Beau Monde Lane in February. A subsequent search of his computer turned up suspected child pornography, police said. Meyer remains held in DuPage County Jail on $75,000 bail with an April 24 hearing scheduled.
A judge has agreed to delay the trial of a former Geneva High School student charged with threatening a school dean last year. was scheduled for an April 19 bench trial in the case that stemmed from an email to an acquaintance where Diomedes referenced killing a specific dean. Prosecutors recently asked to have the trial pushed back because a witness was unavailable to testify on the original date. Over an objection from Diomedes' attorney, the judge allowed the case to be reset for trial on May 24.
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One of two men accused of carrying out a 2010 home invasion and robbery has had his trial rescheduled for September. , tying up two men and taking their iPhones. Aunner and Bradley were originally scheduled to stand trial on April 30, but that was before prosecutors filed to have the two men tried together in one trial. Aunner's trial is now set for Sept. 17, although he will be in court on April 26 for a status hearing. Bradley is expected to appear in court April 19.