Key figures in David Koschman case
21-year-old Mount Prospect man whose 2004 death following a drunken confrontation on Division Street near Dearborn remained an unsolved homicide for more than seven years, until a Chicago Sun-Times investigation led to the appointment of a special prosecutor and the Dec. 3, 2012, involuntary manslaughter indictment of Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley.
RICHARD J. ‘R.J.’ VANECKO
Nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley who was charged Dec. 3, 2012, with involuntary manslaughter in Koschman’s 2004 death.
Mother of David Koschman. Her court filing led to the appointment of a special prosecutor to reopen her son’s case.
DAN K. WEBB
Former U.S. attorney in Chicago who was appointed special prosecutor for the Koschman case in April 2012 and got the involuntary manslaughter indictment of Vanecko.
MICHAEL P. TOOMIN
Judge who appointed Webb special prosecutor in April 2012, questioning the handling of the Koschman case by the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.
MAUREEN P. McINTYRE
Judge chosen to preside over Vanecko’s criminal case after the Illinois Supreme Court agreed there were too many potential conflicts of interest to keep the case before any Cook County judge.
Former Cook County state’s attorney who declined in 2004 to charge anyone in Koschman’s death.
Former chief of staff to Devine who now heads the Cook County state’s attorney’s office and who opposed the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Koschman’s death.
Former police superintendent who said in 2004 there was no reason to charge anyone in Koschman’s death.
Former police superintendent who in 2011 ordered detectives to take a new look at the Koschman investigation.