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Ex-GF of Brown's Chicken Defendant Gives First Media Interview

By Margaret Lyons in News on Nov 2, 2007 5:55PM

2007_11_02.browns.jpgNBC5 is trotting out a sweeps special they've named "The Woman Who Knew Too Much" (video), an exclusive interview with Anne Lockett, a key witness in the 1993 Brown's Chicken massacre. Lockett waited nine years to tell police that her ex-boyfriend James Degorksi and his friend Juan Luna told her about committing the crime, and in these interviews attempts to explain what took her so long. Degorski is still awaiting trial, but his alleged accomplice Luna was convicted and sentenced to life in prison earlier this year. Degorski's trial is scheduled to begin in February. Lockett was 17 in 1993, and was in the hospital following her fifth suicide attempt when the murders occurred; she says Degorski was abusive, but she was so depressed she stayed with him for two years.

Degorski's lawyers have filed a court order that would require WMAQ to keep all materials from the interview in the hopes that the defense will eventually have access to the notes and footage.