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(This column first ran in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in June, 2013)
In the summer of 1986 a couple was found stabbed to death in a bloody and heinous crime that climaxed with the bodies and their Paris, Illinois home being burned. The couple was Karen and Dyke Rhoads.
June 10, 2013
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
In the summer of 1986, newlyweds Karen and Dyke Rhoads were found stabbed to death after a crime that climaxed with the bodies and their Paris, Ill., home being destroyed by fire.
As one of the many courts that eventually reviewed this murder case and its subsequent prosecution noted, "From the ashes of these gruesome murders rises another, deeply disturbing allegation: That police and a prosecutor conspired to frame two innocent men of these crimes and over the course of the next two decades, state officials continued to cover up those misdeeds."