Murder

Murder victim Tammy Zywicki (Illinois State Police)

State Police Say Solving Murder Of Tammy Zywicki 23 Years Ago Still A High Priority

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.

08/31/2015

Alison Parker and Adam Ward (Credit: WDBJ7)

Alvarez: Journalists’ Slayings Highlight Need For Universal Background Checks

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.

08/28/2015

Alison Parker and Adam Ward (Credit: WDBJ7)

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.”

08/27/2015

Dequan Hopkins (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Shooting, Killing Brother In July

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.

08/24/2015

Marcus Floyd (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Psychologist: Alleged Cop Killer Suffers From Amnesia

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.

08/20/2015

Marcus Floyd (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Jury To Determine If Alleged Cop Killer Fit For Trial

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.

08/19/2015

Shelton Curtis and Kevin Blackmon (Credit: Gary Police)

Two In Custody For Gary Double Homicide

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.

08/12/2015

Paul King (CBS)

Father, 51, Fatally Shot

(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 […]

08/06/2015

Demetrius Bronson (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Killing One, Wounding Two In Austin Shooting

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.

08/06/2015

Jose Giancarlo Difatta-Perez | Berwyn police

Uncle Charged With Murder Of 10-Month-Old Niece In Berwyn

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.

08/04/2015

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12-Year-Old Elkhart, Ind. Girl Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Stepmother

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.

07/25/2015

Earl Truss (Credit: Harvey Police)

Man Wanted For Fatal Harvey Shooting In Custody

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.

07/24/2015

Latoya Jackson (inset) and her three sons – Andrew Simms Jr., 11; Cameron Jackson, 9; and 5-year-old Cantrell – were found dead in their Chatham home on Saturday. (Family Photos)

Autopsies Inconclusive On Family Found In Chatham

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.

07/20/2015

Adam Ruiz | Chicago Police Department

Man Charged With Strangling Sister, Another Woman At NW Side Home

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.

07/18/2015

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Prosecutors: Murder Defendant’s Mom Threatened Witness

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.

07/17/2015

Antoine Watkins (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Running Over Toddler While Fleeing Fatal Shooting

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.

07/13/2015

Amari Brown (Family Photo)

Pfleger: Shaming Father Of 7-Year-Old Murder Victim Might Be Counterproductive

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.

07/08/2015

Nicholas Sheley is serving six life sentences for a string of murders in Illinois, and faces trial for two more slayings in Missouri, where prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Man Convicted In 6 Illinois Deaths Seeks New Venue For Missouri Trial

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.

07/06/2015

Raymond Boyle (Credit: Chicago Police)

Pair Charged With Murder In Fatal Lincoln Square Stabbing

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.

07/02/2015

James Thomas (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Murder In West Garfield Park Woman’s Death

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.

07/02/2015

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