Brian Dugan – White, age 27

Sentenced in DuPage County, Illinois
By: a judge upon jury recommendation
Date of crime: February 25, 1983
Prosecution’s case/defense response: Dugan abducted, raped, and beat to death Jeanine Nicarico (age 10). Two others were already convicted with Nicarico’s murder before being cleared of the crime by DNA evidence. The initial investigator had quit in protest after the other two individuals were arrested. Dugan eventually admitted to the crime.
Sources: Chicago Sun Times (IL) 12/17/09 (2009 WLNR 25392832); Chicago Tribune 02/25/10 (2010 WLNR 3945269); Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) 05/25/10 (2010 WLNR 10878562).