CHICAGO (STMW) – A man who was recorded on a Cook County Jail phone confessing to the slaying of a man and a woman in their Albany Park neighborhood home in September 2009 has been charged with their murders, police said.
Christopher Doehring, 22, was charged Tuesday night with two counts of murder, two counts of home invasion and two counts of armed robbery for the deaths of Angelina Escobar and Alex Santiago on Sept. 21, 2009, in the 3500 block of West Sunnyside Avenue, according to police.
Doehring is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing Thursday afternoon, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.
Doehring was identified as the suspect who forcibly entered their apartment, shot them to death and removed items from their home before fleeing, according to a police report.
Doehring also was recorded on a telephone call, generated from Cook County Jail, admitting he shot both victims, stating, “I have no sympathy at all. I can do that again. That sh– don’t bother me,’’ according to the report.
Doehring, formerly of N. Hamlin Ave., was arrested Jan. 15, 2010, at 3401 N. Ridgeway Ave. after allegedly robbing a woman in the 4800 block of North Ridgeway Avenue. He was identified by the victim as the person who kicked in her bedroom door and punched her about the face and body, according to police.
He also allegedly grabbed her by the neck, pulled off her necklace and removed gold rings from her ringers, before also fleeing with a red cell phone, police said.
Doehring was booked into Cook County Jail on Jan. 16, 2010, after being ordered held on $90,000 bond, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s website. He was also in violation of his probation at the time of the robbery.
About 1 a.m. the morning of the slayings, police responded to a report of shots fired and found the bodies in their third floor bedroom, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said at the time.
Escobar, 19, was pronounced dead at 1:55 a.m. at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center while Santiago, 24 was pronounced dead at 3:55 a.m. at Masonic, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Autopsies Sept. 21, 2009 determined that Escobar died of multiple gunshot wounds and Santiago died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the medical examiner’s office.
A woman who was in another room of the residence told police she slept through the murders because she had an air conditioner near her and a television on.
Police said they found marijuana and cocaine in the unit, bagged as if for sale. Grand Central Area detectives are investigating.
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