Convicted murderer Calvin Madison to spend at least one more year behind bars

Calvin Madison
Calvin Madison

Online Staff Report

Convicted murderer Calvin Madison, 67, will stay behind bars for at least another year following a 10-4 vote June 26 by the Prisoner Review Board. Madison will be given another opportunity for parole in one year.

Madison was convicted of shooting and killing John Hogan, 19, in 1970. Madison walked into a gas station on West State Street in Rockford with a gun and demanded that Hogan give him money. Hogan did, but it wasn’t enough. Madison took Hogan into the restroom and shot him several times in the head, execution style.

Madison was originally sentenced to death, but he was later resentenced to 75 to 150 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the death penalty was unconstitutional.

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato and Chief of the Criminal Bureau Marilyn Hite Ross joined members of the Hogan family in Springfield for a June 26 En Banc hearing.

Bruscato believes if Madison were to be let out of prison he could be a danger to the citizens of Winnebago County.

Posted June 26, 2014

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