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Murder

Michael Wade (Credit: Chicago Police)

Suspect Charged With Killing Man In Englewood In May

A South Side man has been charged with shooting a south suburban man to death and wounding two others almost two months ago in the Englewood neighborhood.

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Demarius Reed (Credit: Eastern Michigan University)

Trial Set To Begin In Murder Of Former Simeon Football Star

The family of a Chicago man murdered last fall in Michigan will be in court this week in Ann Arbor, as one of the accused killers goes on trial.

6 hours ago

Jose Horta (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Judge Upholds 59-Year Sentence In Torture-Murder Case

A defense attorney for Jose Horta, 21, had argued that his client’s sentence stood out as unusually harsh in comparison with other defendants convicted in the case.

07/18/2014

Michael King (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Convicted Of Role In Killing 5 People In 2008

Michael King was involved in the quintuple execution-style murders, a Cook County jury ruled Thursday, siding with prosecutors who maintained that King was with Torolan Williams — his “right-hand” man — when the victims were shot in the head on April 23, 2008.

07/18/2014

Maricela Arciga (Booking Photo)

Aurora Woman Convicted In Murder-For-Hire Case

On Thursday, 12 Kane County jurors agreed that Maricela Arciga of Aurora wanted her ex-boyfriend dead, and that she paid a hit man to do it. That hit man was actually special agent David Gomez of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, who had been tipped-off about the murder for hire.

07/18/2014

Nadia Palacios, 22, of the 3500 block of Winhaven Drive, Waukegan, is charged with 2 counts of First Degree Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Reckless Discharge of a Firearm. She is a suspect in the murder of David Campbell of Waukegan whose body was found July 6, 2011 in Penny Road Pond in Barrington.  | Special to Sun-Times Media

Woman, 23, Pleads Guilty In Torture-Murder Case

Accused of using a blowtorch in the 2011 torture-murder of Waukegan resident David Campbell, Nadia Palacios pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Tuesday in Lake County Circuit Court.

07/15/2014

Alfreda Giedrojc (Credit: Oak Lawn Police)

Judge: Woman Accused Of Killing Granddaughter Unfit For Trial

Judge Clayton Crane told Alfreda Giedrojc that she must return to court Aug. 28, at which time her treatment schedule will be unveiled. The judge also said Giedrojc, 62, must be re-evaluated after one year to determine whether she is fit to stand trial after treatment.

07/15/2014

Wil Lewis, 28, was shot and killed while standing at a bus stop in Rogers Park. (Family Photo)

Alleged Getaway Driver Charged In Rogers Park Shooting Death

A 31-year-old man has been charged in connection with the death of a photographer who was slain at a Rogers Park bus stop in broad daylight last week. Prosecutors said Eric Vaughn handed the gun to the shooter, and drove the getaway vehicle.

07/14/2014

Shadwick King (Credit: Kane County State's Attorney)

Man Charged With Killing Wife, Dumping Body On Metra Tracks In Geneva

Kane County prosecutors said 47-year-old Shadwick King has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, 32-year-old Kathleen King.

07/11/2014

Jeff Westerfield. (Family photo)

Source: Not Enough Evidence Yet For Charges In Gary Cop’s Murder

A person of interest arrested in the murder of Gary Police Officer Jeff Westerfield on Sunday remained in custody on Friday, but has yet to be charged.

07/11/2014

Jorge Galvez (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Gets 30 Years For Killing Infant Daughter, Soliciting Murder

A Cicero man who pleaded guilty to the 2010 murder of his three-week-old daughter and trying to hire someone to kill his girlfriend’s relatives has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

07/11/2014

Jeff Westerfield. (Family photo)

With Suspect Still In Custody, $10K Reward Offered In Gary Cop’s Murder

Authorities in northwest Indiana were offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the prosecution of a suspect or suspects in the murder of Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield, even though police have said publicly they’re “fairly confident” the suspect was arrested the same day Westerfield was slain.

07/10/2014

Richard Magnan (Credit: Chicago Police)

Evergreen Park Man Charged In Fatal Shooting Near Midway

Richard Magnan, 35, was charged with one count of first-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred in a Walgreens parking lot early July 5.

07/09/2014

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

Nancy Rish (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Nancy Rish To Make New Bid For Clemency In 1987 Murder Case

A woman who has long maintained she took no part in an infamous 1987 kidnapping and murder in Kankakee was set to make another bid to get out of prison on Tuesday.

07/08/2014

Terence Doddy. (Credit: Rock County Sheriff's Office)

Double Murder Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

Terence Doddy appeared in Rock County Courthouse in Wisconsin via closed circuit TV Monday afternoon.

07/07/2014

Randy Ruiz and Jeremy Medina (Credit: Chicago Police)

Prosecutors: Gang Members Kill Man Who Claimed To Be Latin King

Even after Jimero Starling told a group Latin Kings that he also was in their gang, they still killed him, Cook County prosecutors said.

07/04/2014

Terence Doddy, a suspect in two murders in Illinois, crashed a stolen car into a tree in Rock County, Wisconsin, after a high-speed chase on Friday. (Credit: WISC-TV)

Double Murder Suspect In Custody In Wisconsin

The Rockford man wanted for killing two people earlier this week was in custody in Wisconsin on Friday afternoon, after leading police on a high-speed chase that ended when he crashed into a tree.

07/04/2014

Police have released this image of murder suspect Terence Doddy. (ISP)

Police Release New Information In Search For Rest-Stop Killer

Authorities are searching for 36-year-old Terence Doddy of Rockford in connection with the murders of Tonya Bargman, 44, and Todd Hansmeier, 37.

07/03/2014

Jose Becerra (Booking Photo)

Oswego Man Gets Probation For Villalpando Murder Coverup

Jose Becerra, 22, pleaded guilty to attempted obstruction of justice, and was sentenced to 18 months of probation for his part of the crime.

07/03/2014

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