As we dig back into archives (because the county is playing games with us delaying records for 21 business days), tonight we bring you the story of Mason Weems.
You may remember Mr. Weems from the 2008 death of Anakin Credit. Mr. Weems was babysitting Anakin while his mother was at work. Mr. Weems told authorities he’d fallen in the bathtub and had trouble breathing.
Mr. Weems was indicted three years later on the first-degree murder and aggravated battery charges.
There were a lot of mistakes made with this case from the start, and none of the experts could agree with each other. The Sangamon County States Attorney agreed to dismiss the Murder Charge and plea Mr. Weems out to 20 Years on the Aggravated Battery Charge.
Since Mr. Weems was convicted under a Class X Sentence, he has to serve 85% of his time which is around 17 years. He also will have 3 years of Parole when released.
Our question for you is even with the circumstances around the case…