Man convicted of killing boy in DUI crash wants new trial

May 18, 2011 (JOLIET, Ill.)

Cecil Conner was convicted in the death of 5-year-old Michael Langford Jr.

During his trial, Conner said he was following orders from a Chicago Heights police officer when he tried to drive the boy home in May 2010.

The officer had arrested the boy's mother for driving on a suspended license.

Defense attorneys say Conner's jailhouse conversations were recorded without their knowledge and that's why they're asking for a new trial.

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