Was sentenced to death for the brutal 2003 murder of Oak Park resident Catherine McAvinchey
Sentenced to death for the 1999 double murder in which the victims were dismembered with a samurai sword after a drug dispute near Chicago.
Sentenced to death for the 2001 shooting death of a woman in front of her two young sons during a carjacking in the Ford City Mall parking lot.
Sentenced to death for wounding his ex-girlfriend and killing her sister during a 2000 attack in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood.
Was sentenced to death for the murder of 13-year-old Donnisha Hill.
Convicted and Sentenced to Death for the 1983 rape and murder of Jeanine Nicarico.During the penalty trial, DuPage County prosecutors described the day in 1983 when Jeanine, home sick from school, was abducted from her Naperville home. They presented chilling details, starting with the fingernail marks the struggling child left on a wall as she struggled to free herself from Dugan's grasp.Jurors heard how her raped and beaten body was found two days later in a nearby nature preserve, her head still wrapped in the towel and duct tape Dugan had used to blindfold her.
Sentenced to Death 11/11/09.
Was sentened to death for the murders of his parents, sister and brother-in-law in 2005.
Sentenced to death for the 1999 murder of two Oak Lawn liquor store clerks during an attempted burglary, in which two customers also were injured.
Sentenced to death for the rape and murder of his 16-year-old stepdaughter, Erin Justice, in 2004 in Aurora.
Anthony B. Mertz
Sentenced to death for the 2001 murder of Rolling Meadows native Shannon McNamara, 21, in her off-campus apartment at Eastern Illinois University.
Was sentenced to death in March 2008 in White County Circuit Court in connection with the May 15, 2006, shooting death of his estranged wife, Kathleen Pate, and of Kathleen's 19-year-old daughter, Amanda Jeffers,
Sentended to death for the July 1996 shooting deaths of two girls, ages 16 and 12, and wounding his former girlfriend and three toddlers in Hancock County.
Sentenced to death for the rapes and murders of a woman and her 10-year-old daughter in their Chicago apartment in 1997.
Sentenced to death for the 1987 abduction, rape and murder of 10-year-old Amy Schulz, of Kell, Ill., in Jefferson County.
After hearing testimony about Edward Tenney's career of crime for three weeks, a DuPage County jury has decided that he should be put to death for the 1992 murder of an Aurora man he shot in the head four times for the $6 in his pocket.
The jury made its decision after less than three hours of deliberation. Tenney stared at the jury as they were polled but had no other outward reaction. The victim's family was not in the courtroom.
Tenney was convicted Feb. 24 of the April 16, 1992, first-degree murder and armed robbery of Jerry Weber, 24 of Aurora.
Weber, the father of two sons, ages two years and three months, was fatally shot four times in the head at close range by Tenney, who came across the victim as his van was stuck in the mud in an Aurora farm field.
The two had never met before.
Tenney has also been previously convicted of the 1993 murders of two Kane County widows in their homes during separate home robberies and is serving two life sentences for those crimes. If he doesn't get the death penalty for the Weber murder, he will automatically receive a third life sentence.
The main evidence against Tenney included the testimony of his cousin, Donald Lippert, who accompanied Tenney on all three murders. Lippert is serving an 80-year sentence.
Sentenced to Death 3/9/10.
Sentended to death for the 1996 murder of a 21-year-old Hammond woman in Livingston County.