To: Kim Foxx

Justice for Kristina Hickey

We request that the new Cook County State’s Attorney, Kim Foxx, fast-track Kristina Hickey’s 32 year old cold case to the top of the list.
Kristina deserves to Rest In Peace

Why is this important?

Justice for Kristina Hickey! Now a 32 year old cold case.

We request that the new Cook County State’s Attorney, Kim Foxx, fast-track Kristina Hickey’s cold case to the top of the list. It has been over two years since her convicted killer was exonerated and over 32 years since her murder. We cannot wait any longer for justice to be served for Kristina.

KRISTINA’S STORY
On the night of October 3, 1984, 15-year-old Kristina Hickey of suburban Park Forest was supposed to walk straight home after singing in a choir concert at Rich East High School. She never made it home that night. Instead, her body was found in the bushes by a department store near the school. She had been brutally beaten, sexually assaulted and stabbed multiple times. Her throat had been slashed, and it was clear from the disturbed dirt around her body that she had fought for her life.

Kristina’s death devastated the community. She was funny, smart and loved by both her peers and her teachers. She hung out with the kids in her honors' classes as well as the kids in the smoking lounge and the kids in show choir. In short, Kristina charmed her way across the social "cliques" of high school with her generous nature and quick smile.

On January 15, 1987, a young man was convicted of Kristina’s murder
(Link: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1987-02-26/news/8701160000_1_sentencing-jail-cell-cook-county-judge)

On February 11, 2015, the man who was convicted of Kristina’s murder, after serving 30 years in prison, was freed with help from the Illinois Innocence Project at the University of Illinois Springfield. His case is now one of many nationwide in which DNA evidence belatedly ruled him out as a suspect and unfortunately he has paid a heavy price. (Link to story: http://illinoistimes.com/mobile/articles/articleView/id:15109).

COLD CASE
So now Kristina Hickey’s murder is a 32 year old cold case and the killer or killers have a huge head start.

We request the new Cook County State’s Attorney, Kim Foxx, to fast track Kristina Hickey’s cold case to the top of the list. It has been over two years since her convicted killer was exonerated and over 32 years since her murder.

We cannot wait any longer for justice to be served for Kristina.

Petition signers may also contact:
Kim Foxx
Cook County State's Attorney
69 W. Washington, Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 603-1880
STATESATTORNEY@COOKCOUNTYIL.GOV
https://www.facebook.com/kimfoxx2016/

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Reasons for signing

  • It's been way to long to know who did this to this young lady
  • I went to school with Kristina, and was living across the street from where she was found after she was murdered. It was horrible and changed Park Forest and its residents forever, not to mention what her family has gone through. And has now been forced to relive. Please do the right thing.
  • I knew Kristina Hickey and was traumatized by her murder. I want justice for her and her family.

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