The nephew of former Chicago mayor Richard Daley plead guilty Friday to involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman.
Richard Vanecko is set to serve 60 days in jail and then 60 months probation as part of a deal made with prosecutors.
Twenty-one year-old Koshman and a number of friends got into an argument with a group of men that included Vanecko. During the run-in, Koschman was knocked to the ground, hitting his head on the asphalt. He died 11 days later from his injuries.
The case has been rife with problems concerning alleged evidence tampering and concealing of evidence due to political reasons. No charges were originally filed in the case, which went cold until the Chicago Sun-Times did an investigative series on the case, questioning the alleged tampering and concealment.
Koschman's mother, Nancy, told the Chicago Tribune last month that she was not bent on seeing Vanecko go to jail. Rather, she wanted the truth to be exposed and to see her son's name be cleared of any wrongdoing in the Rush Street incident.
"I never thought that he went out that night intending to hurt my son," said Koschman. "To have him go to jail, what would that do?"