CHICAGO (CBS) – A Cook County judge will reconsider the case of a 16-year-old who killed his neighbors in the suburb of Vignette.
was sentenced to life in prison more than 20 years ago.
This is a case that has been difficult from the beginning not only for lawyers on both sides, but also for the families of the victim.
The judge will consider it again on Friday at 9:30 a.m.
Biro was a 16-year-old high school student when he killed Nancy Langert, who was pregnant, and her husband Richard at their home in a Chicago suburb.
Much has changed in the laws since then, and now Bureau’s lawyer is asking the judge to reconsider the charges.
Langert’s sister told CBS 2 in 2016 why it’s so hard for her family.
“We are trying to make sure that the family of the victim, whose life is being broken, can at least prepare,” she said.
The Bureau has the right to impose a sentence after another judge has ruled that he cannot be convicted of the death of their unborn child.
His lawyer said he believes all life imprisonment cases deserve another look, and that’s what they’re hoping for on Friday.