Death Row inmate and suspected serial killer Larry Eyler died Sunday of complications from AIDS in the infirmary at Pontiac Correctional Center, his attorney said.
An appeal of Eyler's conviction is pending before the Illinois Supreme Court, and his attorney, Kathleen Zellner of Naperville, said she plans to file a motion this week to proceed with the case despite his death. She said there are legally significant issues that warrant moving forward even though the defendant has died.
Eyler's appeal maintains that one of his trial lawyers, David Schippers, had a conflict of interest when he accepted $16,875 in payments for Eyler's legal fees from prosecution witness Robert David Little of Terre Haute, Ind. Eyler claimed Little killed Bridges.