Sam L. Amirante is a retired judge and lawyer. His first case was The People of the State of Illinois v. John Wayne Gacy. He was later appointed associate judge of the circuit court of Cook County where he served until his retirement in 2005. Mr. Amirante authored procedures adopted by the Illinois General Assembly as the Missing Child Recovery Act of 1984 (I-SEARCH).
Defense attorney Sam Amirante and co-author Danny Broderick, discussed what it was like to defend one of America's worst serial killers, John Wayne Gacy, and reviewed the gruesome details of the case. It's important to our system of justice that such criminals get a fair trial, as the US Constitution dictates that accused people have a right to a competent attorney, Amirante noted. First hour... More »Host: George Noory