Anthony Mertz, for the 2001 rape, murder and mutilation of an Eastern Illinois University student in Coles County. Feb. 27, 2003
Updated: May 4, 2011 4:46AM
■ Anthony Mertz, for the 2001 rape, murder and mutilation of an Eastern Illinois University student in Coles County. Feb. 27, 2003
■ Teodoro Baez, for killing two people and dismembering their bodies with a samurai sword after a 1999drug dispute in Cook County. March 9, 2004
■ Ricardo Harris, for the 1999 murders of two employees and the wounding of two others during the robbery of an Oak Lawn liquor store. March 15, 2004
■ Cecil Sutherland, for the 1987sexual assault and murder of a 10-year-old girl in Jefferson County. June 14, 2004
■ Andrew Urdiales, for the 1996murder of a 21-year-old Hammond, Ind., woman in Livingston County. May 24, 2004
■ Joseph Bannister, for shooting and wounding his former girlfriend and killing her sister in 2000 in Cook County. July 6, 2005
■ Paul Runge, for raping and murdering a Chicago woman and her 10-year-old daughter and setting them on fire in 1997. June 5, 2006
■ Dion Banks, for the 2001 murder of a woman in during a carjacking at the Ford City Mall. Banks previously had been sentenced to 25 years in prison for a 1985 murder. September 2006
■ Daniel Ramsey, for the 1996 rape and murder of one girl, shooting death of another girl and wounding of three other people in Hancock County. May 23, 2007.
■ Rodney Adkins, for the 2003 murder of an Oak Park woman during a home invasion and burglary. Aug. 7, 2007.
■ Eric Hanson, for the 2005 quadruple murders of his parents, sister and brother-in-law in their homes in Naperville and Aurora. Feb. 27, 2008
■ Gary Pate, for the 2006 murders of his wife and stepdaughter in White County. March 21, 2008
■ David A. Damm, for the October 2006 murder of a 13-year-old Iowa girl he had been sexually abusing in Jo Daviess County. Oct. 15, 2008
■ Brian Dugan, for the 1983 rape and murder of 10-year-old Jeanine Nicarico, abducted from her Naperville home. Dec. 16, 2009
■ Edward Tenney, for the 1992 murder of an Aurora resident during a robbery that netted $6. March 9, 2010
Note: In most cases the arrival date is the formal sentencing date.