The mother of David Korschman is asking for an independent investigation into the beating death of her son David. She feels political influence caused Chicago police and the Cook County state's attorney's office to derail the investigation because the suspect is a nephew of former mayor Richard M. Daley.
A group of petitioners and family members who submitted a "friends of the court" brief asking for a special prosecutor to be assigned to the inestigation into the death of David Koschman, Thursday, said action was need to bring closure to the family.
“I just need for him (David) to rest in peace," said Nanci Koschman, whose son David was killed seven years ago said at a press conference Thursday.
Koschman died as a result of a single punch thrown in the early morning hours of April 25, 2004 by R.J. Vanecko, the nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley. Chicago police concluded earlier this year that Vanecko threw the punch but acted in self-defense.
In the early morning hours of April 25, 2004, Koschman and four friends, out to celebrate his 21st birthday, got into argument with Vanecko and three others.According to police reports, both groups had been drinking heavily, there was a bump and words were exchanged, followed by the single punch.
For seven years the case remained dormant until questions were raised by the Chicago Sun-Times.