Updated 03/17/14 – 1:13 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — A sister of the murder suspect who engaged in a nearly 9-hour standoff with Chicago police on Lake Shore Drive on Sunday was apologizing to his late wife’s family, saying she and her siblings have long feared he would hurt someone.
LaStella Felton said she knew it was her brother behind the wheel when news broke Sunday afternoon that a car being chased by police had crashed on Lake Shore Drive.
“Without any doubt, I knew that that was my brother,” she said.
Police took her brother, Joseph Andrew Felton Jr., 43, into custody around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, about 8 ½ hours after he had crashed near Lake Shore Drive and Fullerton Avenue, as he fled police.
Police said Felton was wanted for a murder in Georgia; suspected of killing his wife, Sheray Latriest Felton during a domestic dispute on Saturday.
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LaStella Felton said she’s speaking out about her brother because she wants to make sure her late sister-in-law’s family knows how sorry they are about what happened.
“We would like to extend our condolences out to Sheray’s family. We know that this is a very difficult time for you, and we know that justice will be served,” she said.
LaStella said she and her sisters long have been scared of their brother. That’s why her older sister turned him away and called police when he turned up at her house on Sunday.
“I think she did save her life, because my brother is a walking time bomb; and, yes, he would have hurt her and her son,” she said.
Police said Felton was armed with several knives. In the early 2000s, he served time in prison in Illinois for attempted murder. His sister said he cut a woman “from head to toe” with a razor.