Edward Cook was found guilty of reckless homicide and aggravated DUI instead of murder after losing control of his car while driving at a high rate of speed, skidding onto the sidewalk and striking a man, David Long, and his dog. Both Long, 54-years-old, and his dog were killed in the crash. Citing other cases with similar circumstances, a Kane County judge decided that Cook’s actions did not fall under the criteria for a felony murder conviction. Cook will be sentenced July 23.
No murder in death of man, dog, chicagotribune.com, May 21, 2010