first degree murder

Nathaniel Tucker, 27, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of first-degree murder. (Cook County Sheriff Photo)

Man Gets 25 Years For Fatal Beating Of Julian High Student

A South Side man pleaded guilty Tuesday to the 2008 fatal beating of a Julian High School student with a baseball bat, a fight that started at a birthday party in Englewood.

05/29/2012

Lamar Cooper is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Chicago Police Officer Nathaniel Taylor in September 2008. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Drug Dealer Gets Life In Prison For Killing Chicago Cop

An admitted drug dealer has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a plainclothes Chicago police officer who was attempting to execute a search warrant at the defendant’s home four years ago.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

Cesar Ruiz, 34, (left) and Crystal Valdez, 28, (right) are charged with murder and concealing a homicide in the death of Valdez's 4-year-old son, Christopher Valdez. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Mother Now Charged With Murder In Death Of 4-Year-Old Son

A day after she was charged with concealing the death of her 4-year-old son at the hands of her boyfriend, a 28-year-old woman has been charged with murder.

11/28/2011

Earl Roberts, 47, was charged Saturday afternoon with one count of first-degree murder,

No Bond For Man Charged With Murder At UIC Hospital

Bond was denied Sunday for a West Side man charged with murder for allegedly shooting his ex-wife in a Near West Side parking garage, prompting a six-hour lockdown and manhunt.

11/27/2011

Cesar Ruiz, 34, (left) and Crystal Valdez, 28, (right) are charged with murder and concealing a homicide in the death of Valdez's 4-year-old son, Christopher Valdez. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Mother, Boyfriend Charged In Death Of 4-Year-Old Boy

A 34-year-old Chicago man has been charged with killing his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son and the boy’s mother has been charged with child endangerment and concealing a homicide in her son’s death.

CBS Chicago–11/27/2011

Develt Bradford, 52, is charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery for killing a security guard during a robbery at the Aldi in the 9000 block of South Halsted Street on Nov. 10, 2011. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Man Charged With Murder In Fatal Aldi Robbery

One of two men accused in last week’s robbery of a South Side Aldi store that left a security guard dead and a customer injured was charged Wednesday night with first-degree murder.

11/16/2011

Dustin McCowan is charged with murder in the death of Amanda Bach, 19. (Credit: Porter County Sheriff's Department)

Bond Denied For Man Charged In Murder Of Amanda Bach

Bond was denied on Wednesday for Dustin McCowan, the man charged with killing 19-year-old Amanda Bach in September.

CBS 2–11/16/2011

Shawn Gaston (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Reputed Gang Member Convicted Of Killing Chicago Cop

A Cook County jury has convicted a 22-year-old reputed gang member of killing a Chicago police officer two years ago.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

Zervont Thomas, 18, is charged with murder and attempted murder, accused of killing one man and injuring another in a stabbing inside a moving vehicle in Gurnee on Aug. 18, 2011. (Credit: Gurnee Police Department)

Suspect Charged In Fatal Stabbing In Gurnee

A Waukegan man has been charged with killing one man and injuring another in a stabbing inside a moving vehicle in north suburban Gurnee.

08/19/2011

Ivory Harmon

Man Charged With Murder Of 3-Month-Old Daughter

A 29-year-old Chicago man has been charged with first-degree murder in the beating death of his 3-month old daughter earlier this month.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Man Charged With Murder Of 18-Month-Old Boy

Authorities are describing a litany of disturbing injuries to an 18-month-old South Side boy who died this week.

WBBM Newsradio–06/29/2011

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Carjacker Gets 45 Years After Running Over 88-Year-Old Man

A carjacker who ran over a senior citizen after stealing his car outside a Southwest Side Walgreens was sentenced Tuesday to 45 years in prison.

06/28/2011

Hector Mauricio (Credit: Aurora Police)

Aurora Man Gets 60 Years For Murder Of World War II Vet

A man will spend 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to killing a World War II veteran during a home invasion four years ago.

06/08/2011

Child Daycare  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Judge Denies Bond Reduction In Toddler Murder

Despite new information alleging a toddler who died while in the care of a day care worker actually died from a previous, undiagnosed injury, a judge denied a motion to reduce the bond for the woman being held in the boy’s death.

05/31/2011

Joliet Police Department (Credit: Joliet Police)

Man Gets 30 Years After Killing Man Who Insulted Girlfriend

A man will spend 30 years in prison for the shooting death of a man who insulted his girlfriend at a party last year.

05/04/2011

Brian Dorian

Cop Scheduled For Court In Fatal Shooting Spree

A south suburban police officer charged in a fatal two-state shooting spree is expected to appear at the Will County Courthouse in Wheaton for a bond hearing Tuesday.

10/09/2010