It was 23 years ago tomorrow that the body of 21-year-old college student Tammy Zywicki was found along the side of a road in Missouri.
Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said the televised shootings of reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward heightened the need to find better ways to prevent the mentally ill from buying guns.
Emanuel: Journalists’ Murders “Stark Reminder” Of Need For Better Gun Control, Mental Health Treatment
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a longtime supporter of stricter gun control, said the on-air murders of a Virginia TV reporter and photographer served as “stark reminder” the government needs to be “shocked into action.”
Dequan Hopkins, 19, was charged with murder while committing another forcible felony, and aggravated discharge of a firearm for the shooting death of his brother, 22-year-old Jovan Dovantae Hopkins, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office and Chicago Police.
Robert Hanlon said when he interviewed Marcus Floyd at Cook County Jail, he noticed Floyd showed signs of having “memory impairment.” As other mental health experts have found, Floyd has no recollection of the night Chicago Police Officer Thomas Wortham VI was murdered, according to Hanlon.
Marcus Floyd, who was shot and severely wounded during the deadly incident, maintains he has “retrograde amnesia” and cannot recall the chain of events that sent him to the emergency room on May 19, 2010.
Shelton Curtis, 22, faces two counts of murder in the Aug. 6 shooting deaths of James Powell and Raymond Washington-Whitehead, authorities said. An accomplice of Curtis’, 22-year-old Kevin Blackmon, is also in custody and faces at least one charge of assisting a criminal.
(CBS) — Friends and loved ones of a Morgan Park man are trying to make sense of his murder. Fifty-one-year-old Paul King was shot in the back and chest about a block away from where […]
A West Side man was ordered held without bond Thursday for allegedly killing a man and shooting two others after an argument broke out earlier this summer in the Austin neighborhood.
A man has been charged with the murder of a 10-month-old girl, who died five days after being rushed to a hospital last month in west suburban Berwyn.
A 12-year-old girl from Elkhart, Indiana is being held in juvenile detention accused of murdering her step-mother, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A 20-year-old man dubbed “Harvey’s Most Wanted Criminal” was taken into custody Friday, charged with murder and attempted murder in a shooting that killed a teenager and wounded his mother.
A horrifying discovery in a Chatham neighborhood home left family and friends grieving, and in disbelief, after a woman and her three sons were found dead, deaths being investigated as homicides.
A 22-year-old man will appear in court Saturday after confessing to strangling his sister and another woman at a Northwest Side home last October before setting the house on fire, authorities said.
A northwest Indiana man has been charged with a gang-related killing in Hammond last year, and prosecutors say his mother threatened a witness on Thursday.
A 21-year-old man has been charged in the death of a toddler who was struck and killed by a vehicle fleeing the scene of a fatal shooting this weekend.
Outspoken anti-violence activist Rev. Michael Pfleger said Chicago’s mayor and police superintendent might have gone too far in the past couple days, in their criticism of the father of a 7-year-old boy who was slain over the July 4th weekend.
A 35-year-old man serving life sentences for six Illinois slayings wants to move a murder trial that could lead to his execution to another place in Missouri.
Raymond Boyle, 21; and Dalton Stropes, 20, are each charged with two counts of murder, one count of mob action, and one count of aggravated battery with a weapon, all felonies, according to Chicago Police.
James E. Thomas, 49, was charged with one county of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated assault to a peace officer with a weapon, according to a statement from Chicago Police.