Daley nephew indicted for involuntary manslaughter

CHICAGO (AP) — The nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has been indicted for involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of a 21-year-old suburban man outside a Chicago bar.

Also, a grand jury is continuing its inquiry into whether authorities covered up or impeded an investigation of a relative of the city's most powerful man.

Thirty-eight-year-old Richard Vanecko, was indicted by a Cook County special grand jury in the death of David Koschman of Mount Prospect. Koschman died days after he fell and struck his head during a fight with Vanecko outside a bar in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood.

Koschman's mother and her attorneys say they are hopeful the investigation will answer what role Vanecko's relationship to the mayor played in the investigation. Koschman's family argued earlier this year that the Cook County state's attorney's office has political ties to Daley and is not fit to handle the case.

Koschman's family also has contended there was a police cover-up, and because of that, asked for a special prosecutor.

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APPHOTO ILMG101: Nanci Koschman, mother of David Koschman wipes away a tear during a news conference, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, in Chicago, where Koschman and supporting attorneys responded to the news that the nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley was indicted for involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of 21-year-old Koschman outside a Chicago bar. A grand jury is continuing its inquiry into how authorities handled the initial investigation and whether there was a cover-up. Richard Vanecko was indicted by a Cook County special grand jury in the death of David Koschman. Koschman died days after he fell and struck his head during a fight with Vanecko outside a bar in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) (3 Dec 2012)

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