A white supremacist who burned down a black family’s southwest suburban home in a racist attack was told by a judge on Monday to be thankful for the black lawyer who defended him, the Sun-Times is reporting.
A few minutes after a Lake Superior Court jury had convicted him of arson and intimidation, James E. Gardner III took off running, but was quickly caught.
A parolee was ordered held on $25,000 bond for allegedly using gasoline to start a fire during an argument at his parents’ north suburban Morton Grove home last month.
Anthony LaPorta, 24, broke into neighbor Adam Giordano’s home on July 11, intent on stealing from the victim. When Giordano discovered LaPorta in his house, the assailant attacked him with a knife, killing the victim. LaPorta then set fire to the man’s home.
Three fires in a week, all within a few blocks of each other, all of them arson CBS 2’S Derrick Blakley says investigators in Hammond are looking into the pattern, trying to discover who set the fires and why.
Indiana state fire marshals ruled the Jan. 20 fire at a 117-year-old building at 119th and Sheridan in Whiting, Ind., was caused by ignitable liquid on the floor of the dress shop on the first floor, and have handed over the case to police.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Police have charged a Naperville man with arson in connection with an explosion at a neighbor’s home. Around 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 30, 2012, an explosive device went off at a home […]
Bond was denied on Sunday for a Northwest Side man charged with murder and arson for setting a fire that killed his girlfriend Wednesday inside the Northwest Side apartment they shared.
Brian James Moudry, 36, of the 300 block of South Reed Street in Joliet, pleaded guilty to using fire to interfere with the housing rights on the basis of race, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.
A white supremacist accused of burning down his black neighbors’ home in a racist attack plans to plead guilty, according to court papers filed this week, the Sun-Times is reporting.
A 4-year-old girl burned badly in a fire over the weekend has died, Cook County health officials said Monday.
The 29-year-old man who police said was the suspect in setting a fire that killed his girlfriend and critically injured their two children died at Stroger Hospital Sunday afternoon.
A south suburban man was charged Saturday with first-degree murder and aggravated arson after his wife was strangled before her body was found in their burned-out home Dec. 18, police said.
Four of the victims suffered severe burns and two people died.
A Columbus, Ohio, man has been charged with stabbing his former roommates death in their West Rogers Park neighborhood apartment, stealing their credit cards, and setting their apartment on fire.
A 47-year-old man cleared of setting a fire that killed a woman and her five children in 1984 has found that freedom is a subjective term, months after his release from prison.
The blazes caused a total of about $1 million in damage, McHenry County sheriff’s police said.
An Elmhurst man is in jail for allegedly setting a house on fire – and it wasn’t even the right house.
A fire spread to six garages in the Andersonville neighborhood in a period of 15 minutes overnight.
Trevontay Milsap and Rafael Peluyera, both of Lake Station, Ind., were charged with murder, murder in the perpetration of arson and four counts of arson.