Cameras won’t be allowed in Aurora reckless homicide case
BY DAN ROZEK Staff Reporter November 28, 2012 8:00PM
Updated: November 29, 2012 12:45PM
Cameras won’t be allowed in a DuPage County courtroom next week when
a 16-year-old Aurora boy is arraigned on reckless homicide charges, a judge ruled Wednesday.
The decision by Judge Daniel Guerin came a week after cameras for the first time broadcast proceedings from a DuPage County courtroom.
The request by ABC 7 Chicago to record the arraignment of Logan Krogman was the second media bid for cameras since the county established a pilot program earlier this year to allow televised coverage of court proceedings.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys both objected to allowing cameras at Krogman’s hearing — in part because of the teen’s age.
Krogman was charged as an adult with felony reckless homicide after allegedly crashing his father’s car into an Aurora home during a joyride, killing 15-year-old passenger Devin Meadows.
On Nov. 21, cameras broadcast the arraignment of Naperville babysitter and
double-murder suspect Elzbieta Plackowska — the first time cameras have been allowed in Chicago area courtroom.
Guerin has yet to rule on another request to allow courtroom cameras when Darien resident Joseph Spitalli appears next month on charges he fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend.