WNIJ News
1:04 am
Mon January 17, 2011

Interview: DeKalb County's top prosecutor on death penalty

DeKalb, IL – Prosecutors around the state are trying to decide how to proceed on death penalty cases. They're waiting for Governor Pat Quinn to announce whether he'll sign on to the decision by lawmakers to repeal capital punishment. Quinn supports the death penalty, but has kept former Governor George Ryan's moratorium intact. Quinn has more than two months to decide whether to sign. DeKalb County State's Attorney Clay Campbell says that makes it difficult to decide how to proceed on some cases.

WNIJ's Susan Stephens spoke with Campbell, who will have to decide if he wants to pursue the death penalty in the case of a DeKalb man accused of murdering Northern Illinois University student Toni Keller last fall.