Why Does This Sound Familiar?
A Lemont man accused of throwing a punch in a fit of road rage more than a year ago has been charged with second-degree murder after authorities said that punch killed the other driver.
Will County Judge Sarah Jones arraigned 40-year-old Christopher M. Yeoman on the new charges Tuesday. He was indicted on aggravated battery charges in July and his bail was set at $75,000.
Jones raised that bail Tuesday by $25,000 and deputies took Yeoman into custody. Clifford Johnson, his attorney, didn’t deny his client punched Frank Egas, who was 64 when he died, but he said he did so in self-defense.
Gee, we can't imagine why the Will County authorities would charge someone with Second Degree Murder for just throwing a punch, even in supposed self defense. It's almost like they think they have enough evidence to proceed and trust the jury to sort out the details so that justice might be served one way or the other.
Something like this would never happen in Cook County, right?