Parole denied for 1960 killer

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Prisoner Review Board has denied parole for a man serving a life sentence for a 1960 murder at Starved Rock State Park.

The (Ottawa) Daily Times reports the board voted 7-7 on Chester Weger’s request for parole. The 74-year-old needed eight votes to be granted parole.

Weger was convicted in 1961 of killing Lillian Oetting, who was bludgeoned to death at the park.

Weger is currently an inmate at Pinckneyville Correctional Center.