Thursday, June 17, 2010

After 14 years, James Kelly free

After 14 years in prison, James J. Kelly Jr. is a free man.

Kelly is expected to be paroled Monday after serving part of a 35-year term for soliciting the murder of his ex-wife, Jayne, found stabbed in her Naperville townhouse Sept. 3, 1991, amid a bitter custody battle.

Now 63, Kelly likely will return to Chicago to reside with his longtime girlfriend. He must wear an electronic-monitoring device while serving three years of supervised release. He also is barred from having contact with his three children, now grown, who haven't spoken to their father in years.