Chester Weger

Today's marks the one year anniversary that Chester Weger was released from prison.

On this date in 2020, the 80-year old Oglesby man was driven from the Pickneyville Correctional Center. He had served nearly 60 years in prison for the murder of a suburban woman in 1960 at Starved Rock State Park.

Speaking with a Cape Girardeau, Missouri TV station, Weger maintained his innocence. He had been granted parole the previous November during his 24th parole board hearing.

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