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Jim McKay From Tomasik Kotin Kasserman to Be Featured on Crime Show to Discuss Conviction of Chicago Serial Killer

Jim McKay People Magazine InvestigatesJuly 23, 2018 - People Magazine and Jim McKay recently sat down at the law offices of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman to discuss the recent California conviction of Andrew Urdiales for the show People Magazine Investigates. This episode focuses on McKay’s 2002 trial against Urdiales, a convicted Chicago serial killer, for the brutal murders of Lynn Huber of Chicago and Cori Uylaki of Hammond, Indiana. Entering its third season, the show re-examines some of the most high profile crime cases in recent history.

McKay, a former assistant at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, was the lead prosecutor when the jury found Urdiales guilty of both murders and the judge sentenced him to death. However, the unexpected clearing of Illinois’ death row by former Governor George Ryan in 2003 commuted Urdiales’ sentence to life without parole. The following year, Urdiales returned to death row after a jury found him guilty for the 1996 shooting and stabbing of Cassandra Corum of Hammond, Indiana. After what appeared to be the final sentence against Urdiales, former Governor Pat Quinn abolished the death penalty, and Urdiales’ second sentencing was also commuted. That is when McKay and fellow prosecutors assisted California officials with extraditing Urdiales in order to stand trial in the murders of five women in Riverside, Orange, and San Diego counties between 1986 and 1995. Shortly before the interview, McKay and prosecutors nationwide celebrated with family members of the victims after Orange County jurors convicted Urdiales of five counts of murder with enhancements.

After 30 years of representing victims and their families in criminal cases, McKay joined Tomasik Kotin Kasserman as Of Counsel to represent victims in civil cases. His practice with TKK focuses on the representation of individuals in personal injury, medical malpractice, premises liability, and nursing home neglect cases. If you or a loved one are in need of an experienced attorney, call the law offices of TKK at 312-605-8800 or contact us online.