Stanley Liggins

Stanley Liggins, 56, is on trial for the 1990 murder of a nine-year-old girl from Rock Island, Jennifer Lewis. He is charged with first-degree murder. Lewis' body was found just days before her 10th birthday. Her body was found in a plastic garbage bag that had been set on fire. She had reportedly been abused and strangled. Liggins has stood trial twice before in the murder case. He was convicted in 1993 in Scott County Court but the conviction was later overturned. A second trial was held in Dubuque, where Liggins was again convicted of murder. The Iowa Court of Appeals reversed the conviction in 2013, granting Liggins a third trial after ruling that Liggins did not get a fair trial in Dubuque because defense attorneys were not told that one of the prosecution's witnesses was a paid police informant.