There has been a lot made of whether Roland Burris wanted Rolando Cruz dead rather then alive in 1992.
I do not know whether he did or not.
But I do remember the Jeannine Nicarico case.
Little Jeannine, age 10, stayed home from school one day because she was sick. Someone broke into her home, removing the door from its hinges and robbed it. She hid under a bed but was discovered and taken. Her body was found several days later in a wooded area. Her head smashed in and she had been raped, probably postmortem.