Richard Vanecko trial in death of David Koschman to begin as scheduled

The trial of former Mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew Richard Vanecko will begin as scheduled next month.
January 9, 2014 3:11:33 PM PST
The trial of former Mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew Richard Vanecko will begin as scheduled next month.

On Thursday, a judge denied motions by defense attorneys to throw out Vanecko's involuntary manslaughter indictment in the 2004 death of 21-year-old David Koschman.

Vanecko is accused of throwing a punch during a drunken early morning encounter on Division Street and then leaving the scene.

Koschman died of head injuries 11 days later.

The defense claims a special grand jury was misled with testimony that was purposely made unfair to Vanecko. The judge did not agree.

The trial is set for February 18.


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