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Judge Rules Daley Won't Testify in Torture Case

Richard M. Daley was Cook County State's Attorney during time when Stanley Wrice says he was tortured

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Judge Rules Daley Won't Testify in Torture Case

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Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley will not have to testify during a post-conviction hearing of a man who confessed to a 1982 gang rape after being tortured by police detectives, a Cook County judge ruled.

Although Daley was state's attorney at the time, Judge Richard Walsh ruled Wednesday that lawyers for Stanley Wrice failed to connect Daley to the case.

Wrice's attorneys say Daley knew about disgraced Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge's reign of terror at Area 2 around the same time Wrice was arrested.

Walsh dismissed defense attorney Jennifer Bonjean's effort to put Daley on the stand as a "fishing expedition, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The 59-year-old Wrice is serving a 100-year prison sentence for rape. His lawyer is trying to get his conviction overturned.

Burge was sentenced in January 2011 to more than four years in prison on an obstruction of justice conviction.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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