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Police: Man Accused Of Murdering Girlfriend During Dispute

Ronald James (Credit: Chicago Police)

Ronald James (Credit: Chicago Police)

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CHICAGO (STMW) — Bond was set at $2 million for a South Side man accused of killing his girlfriend during a dispute at their South Side home.

Ronald James, 41, of the 5000 block of South Prairie Avenue, was charged with one count of first-degree murder, police said.

On Wednesday, Judge Edward Harmening ordered James held on $2 million bond, said Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokesman Andy Conklin. James will be back in court Nov. 20.

Officers responding to a Sept. 13 report of a disturbance found 38-year-old Katrina Rogers dead by the foot of a basement stairwell at the couple’s home, authorities said.

James, an alleged gang member, was arrested and charged after corroborating witness statements tied him to the murder, police said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)