Grand Jury Investigating Koschman Death

Former U.S. Attorney Dan K. Webb was appointed special prosecutor in April

By BJ Lutz
|  Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012  |  Updated 2:10 PM CDT
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Grand Jury Investigating Koschman Death

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A grand jury investigation in a homicide case involving former Mayor Richard Daley's nephew is said to be moving along quickly.

Former U.S. Attorney Dan K. Webb was appointed special prosecutor in April to investigate David Koshman's death.

Webb briefly spoke to reporters Wednesday following an appearance in court for another matter and said a grand jury had been convened, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Koschman died 11 days after he was punched in the face on a Chicago street in 2004. His family has long claimed that former Mayor Daley's nephew, Richard "RJ" Vanecko, delivered the fatal punch.

Koschman's death was ruled a homicide, but no one was ever charged.

The Cook County judge who appointed Webb to the case, Michael Toomin, said there was an appearance of impropriety and an attempt to denigrate the evidence against Vanecko.

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