Man convicted in 1976 of killing CPD Officer Terrence Loftus released after re-sentencing

Ronnie Carrasquillo released from Stateville Wednesday

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Thursday, October 19, 2023
Man convicted of killing CPD officer released after re-sentencing
Ronnie Carrasquillo, who was convicted in 1976 of killing Chicago police Officer Terrence Loftus, has been released after re-sentencing.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man convicted of killing a Chicago police officer was released from prison Wednesday, his lawyer said.

Ronnie Carrasquillo was convicted of killing Officer Terrence Loftus in 1976.

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He was originally sentenced to between 200 and 600 years in prison.

Carrasquillo claimed the shooting was an accident, and an Illinois appeals court recently ordered a re-sentencing.

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A Cook County judge then re-sentenced him to time served, which is 46 years in prison.

He had been held in Stateville in south suburban Crest Hill.