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$750K Bond For Man Charged With Fatal Stabbing In Little Village

Jose Marroquin / photo from Chicago Police

Jose Marroquin / photo from Chicago Police

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A man charged with stabbing a west suburban man to death last month in the Little Village neighborhood was ordered held on $750,000 bond Sunday.

Jose Marroquin, 34, faces one count of first-degree murder in the April 27 death of Benito Juarez, 40, of Cicero, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

Prosecutors said Marroquin and several friends were inside the Las Delicias restaurant, 4142 W. 26th, at 4:40 a.m. that day when he saw Juarez walk by outside.

After exchanging gang signs, Marroquin ran out of the restaurant after Juarez, and stabbed him once in the throat with a knife, Assistant State’s Attorney Claire Savaglio alleged in court.

Juarez was helped across the street by his friends, where he collapsed, Savaglio said.

Juarez, of the 2100 block of South 50th Avenue in Cicero, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:24 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The attack was allegedly captured on the restaurant’s surveillance camera, prosecutors said.

Marroquin, of the 2700 block of South Kildare Avenue, turned himself in to Chicago Police on May 16, after an arrest warrant was issued against him, according to court records.

He was ordered held on $750,000 bond Sunday. Marroquin is next scheduled to appear in court Monday.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)