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Illinois' highest court refuses to hear firefighter's death case

The Illinois Supreme Court will not reveiw the reckless homicide case of a Hudson firefighter killed in the line of duty.

The case accuses Mansur Shakirov of recklessly killing Hudson firefighter Chris Brown

In 2013 Shakirov was driving a semi truck down Route 39 when he hit and killed Brown. 

Brown was volunteering for the fire department that night, trying to help rescue a passenger stranded on an icy road.

The jury originally convicted Shakirov on a felony charge of reckless homicide for failing to slow down and change lanes to avoid the fire truck.

Brown's sister asked for an 8-year sentence.  

Shakirov was given four years but this past April, an appeals court overturned his conviction.

Now, since the Supreme Court refused to hear the case, the appeals court's decision to overturn is final.

Shakirov's lawyers will seek a license of innocence, which could allow them to sue for damages to compensate him for the time he spent behind bars. 

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