$1 Million Bond For Elgin Woman Accused Of Killing Man In His Home

ELGIN, Ill. (CBS) — Bond has been set at $1 million for an Elgin woman charged with killing a 61-year-old acquaintance in his apartment over the weekend.

The victim’s apartment was also set on fire.

The bond for Jessica Leach, 28, of the 0-99 block of Poplar Creek in Elgin, was set Monday morning by Judge John N. Walters at the Kane County Elgin Branch Court. She will need 10 percent, or $100,000, to be released.

Leach stands charged with one count of first-degree murder in the death of James S. Granger, 61. Police believe Leach and a second suspect were attempting to rob Granger at his apartment at 1 Times Square in Elgin, city spokeswoman Sue Olafson said.

Charges are still pending against a second suspect, police said.

Leach, a “friend” of Granger, signaled the second person to come into the apartment early Saturday, police said. At some point, the apartment was set on fire, although no one has yet been charged with that aspect of the crime.

Emergency personnel responded about 4:45 a.m. Saturday to call of smoke coming from Granger’s apartment, Olafson said.

Firefighters put out the blaze about 15 minutes later and found the badly burned body on the bedroom floor while extinguishing the suspicious blaze, according to Olafson and fire officials.

There was just moderate smoke and no heat when firefighters arrived, Elgin Fire Battalion Chief Terry Bruce said. The fire did $2,000 in damage to the unit and its contents.

Most of Granger’s neighbors declined comment, but one said the man kept to himself.

A check of Kane County criminal records reveals no significant charges against Granger.

Charges against the second suspect are pending but are not expected to be filed for “several more days.”

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Keyshawn Demarious Washington

    Wow, It seems that a negress is capable of the same level of viciousness as her male counterparts. Pathetic Losers!!!

    • Leroy Goldberg

      I’m not surprised. Can you just imagine what Lyndia is capable of?

      • Yard Ape

        I thought that was Lyndia!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

        Hey Leroy, we have to roll over the negro lottery – terribly slow weekend unfortunately!!! Let’s hope the simians shoot themselves up next weekend!!!!

      • Lyndia

        Yes, I am capable of doing it. That is right, I am capable of beating your a@@.

      • NWA

        Hey Goldberg, you gonna go pay yo respect, cause you only got the one piece of respect yo paw left when he run out from you and yo momma. Are you gonna pay that respect to the White female family annihilator and her now dead family?


      • Afro

        NWA Leroy has and gets all the respect he needs because he is white now bow down to the white man N I G G E R

    • Leroy Goldberg

      Hey, I take offense in being called low level.

    • Doby

      i keeps comin backs to look at her can yous sees what i sees a marbelus choclat pudin

  • Yard Ape

    I believe that I can speak for Leroy as well……………….you shines and your BS are great comic foder for us white folks!!!! I would also like to state for the record, that white trash is on the same level as you savage simians and your tribe!!! WE PLAY NO RACIAL FAVORITES, unlike you POS !!!!!

    • Leroy Goldberg

      Well said Yard Ape.

      Lyndia and NWA provide a never ending source of material for us. They are shines that out shine other shines.

  • Leroy Goldberg

    I really wish you would shoot yourself.

    • Leroy Goldberg

      ah, that was meant for Lyndia. comments get deleted then all the funny things we take up good time to say suddenly make no sense…..

  • Doby

    her was bees rape by dat old fool i sees strech marcs on hers mouf of forsed intry now hop day lets her go shees is to prity to gos to jail

  • Afro

    @ Lyndia

    The woman is dead have some respect for white women you N I G G E R

  • Doby

    I bees n luv i likes the da raw sabage looks

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