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April 28, 2016 Team Successfully Defends Attempted Murder Suspect

On April 27, 2015, after a one-day bench trial in Chicago, a firm team won a “not guilty” verdict for a client who had been charged with attempted murder.  Cook County Judge Erica Reddick ruled that it was “well shown” that Kiara Chapman acted in self-defense when she stabbed the alleged victim one time in the chest with a pair of scissors during a fight.

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