A special Cook County grand jury indicted former Mayor Richard Daley‘s nephew on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of David Koschman.
According to a grand jury indictment, Richard J. Vanecko “recklessly performed acts which were likely to cause death or great bodily harm to another” in Koschman’s death in 2004.
Vanecko was apparently part of a drunken brawl on Rush Street eight years ago that included Koschman. During the altercation, Koschman was knocked to the street, hitting the back of his head. He died 11 days later.
Vanecko, who currently lives in California, is expected to appear in court on Dec. 10 at 9:30 a.m., officials said. Bond has been set at $100,000 and he has already posted a $10,000 cash deposit, officials said.
The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report.