Demetries Thorpe

Demetries Thorpe. (Credit: Zion Police)

Man Gets 30 Years For Killing Girlfriend’s Infant Son

A Zion man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday for murdering his former girlfriend’s 5-month-old baby last summer and disposing of his body in a garbage dumpster.

09/02/2014

Demetries Thorpe. (Credit: Zion Police)

Prosecutors Agree To Plea Deal In Zion Baby’s Death

A 26-year-old man has agreed to plead guilty to killing his ex-girlfriend’s infant son last summer and tossing the body in a Dumpster.

07/08/2014

5-month-old infant Joshua Summeries. (Credit: Zion Police)

New DNA Evidence Cited In Zion Baby Death Case

A new, “significant,” DNA report involving the murder of a 5-month-old baby from north suburban Zion last summer is being reviewed by prosecutors and defense attorneys for Demetries Thorpe, accused of murder in the case, but neither side was revealing information Monday morning.

05/13/2014

5-month-old infant Joshua Summeries. (Credit: Zion Police)

Zion Police Chief Defends Search Effort For Missing Baby

Zion’s police chief is defending the search undertaken last month for a murdered five-month-old boy as thorough, but some of the others speaking at Tuesday night’s city commission meeting took issue.

09/04/2013

5-month-old infant Joshua Summeries. (Credit: Zion Police)

Boyfriend Ordered Held On $5 Million Bail In Zion Toddler’s Murder

A Zion man was ordered held on $5 million bail Saturday after he was charged with killing his girlfriend’s 5-month-old baby boy.

08/24/2013