Man convicted in 1993 Brown’s Chicken massacre claims new evidence, seeks hearing

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PALATINE, Ill. -- One of the men convicted in the Brown's Chicken massacre says a witness lied about his involvement for money.

James Degorski and Juan Luna are serving life sentences for the murders of seven people at a Browns Chicken in Palatine in 1993.

Degorski is seeking a court hearing into new evidence.

His lawyer says the trial's key witness, Anne Lockett, implicated Degorski, only so she could split a $100,000 reward.

The jury was not told Lockett would be rewarded for a conviction.

The lawyer also accused police in Palatine of coercing Degorski's confession and the confession of others who were never charged.

Prosecutors have not responded to the hearing request.

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