Chicago Police Protest Parole of Convicted Cop Killer
July 22, 2010
Charles Connolly is serving a sentence of up to 150 years in prison for the murder of Chicago police officer Tom Kelly, 26, and the wounding of his partner, Officer Tom Neustrom, 23, during a traffic stop in March 1970. The two were on a break to pick up tuxedos for Kelly's upcoming wedding.
Connolly shot Kelly between the eyes, then shot Neustrom in the chest and back. Connolly walked around the car to finish off Neustrom, but his gun was out of bullets, police said.
Connolly is one of about 10 inmates convicted in Cook County of the murder or attempted murder of police officers who, under outdated sentencing laws, still have a chance at getting out of prison.
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