Murder Charges Filed In Death Of Man Impaled On Fence

CHICAGO (STMW) — A 33-year-old Pullman man has been charged with the murder of a man who was impaled on a metal fence post after being punched in the face and falling at a party earlier this month.

Police said 48-year-old Edward James Scott was harassing guests at a party in the 9100 block of South Greenwood Avenue about 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, when Willie Hubbard punched him in the face.

The blow caused Scott to lose his balance, resulting in his head becoming impaled by a wrought iron fence near the eye, police said.

Scott was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died about 9 p.m. that night.

An autopsy determined he died from craniocerebral injuries caused by impalement on a fence post following an assault, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. The death was ruled a homicide.

After turning himself in to police, Hubbard, of the 1000 block of East 111th Street, was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder with a strong probability of death/injury, police said. He was expected to appear in bond court Thursday.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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