Murder

Drew Peterson (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Bolingbrook Police Pension Board To Vote If Drew Peterson Can Keep Pension

The Bolingbrook Police Pension Board was meeting Friday to determine whether to revoke the pension of former police sergeant and convicted killer Drew Peterson.

04/24/2015

Myron Mason (Credit: Chicago Police)

No Bail For Man Charged With Killing Ex In Front Of Her Kids

Myron Mason, of the 8600 block of South Kingston, was charged with first-degree murder Wednesday night in the death of Mechelle Lewis. Prosecutors said Mason was angry because he believed the victim gave him a sexually transmitted disease.

04/23/2015

Chicago police Detective Dante Servin listens as Judge Dennis Porter reads his decision at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Monday, April 20, 2015, in Chicago, for Servin's trial on manslaughter charges in the March 2012 shooting death of Rekia Boyd. The defense asked the judge for a directed verdict after the prosecution finished making its case last Thursday. Porter found Servin not guilty on all counts. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)

Attorney: “Very Disturbing” That Officer Not Charged With Murder In Death Of Rekia Boyd

A longtime criminal defense attorney said Monday’s acquittal of a Chicago police officer in the off-duty shooting of an unarmed woman appears to be the result of prosecutors giving the officer a break.

04/21/2015

Heather Mack,19, (left) and Tommy Schaefer, 21, (right) cry after being convicted of murdering Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in the back of a taxi outside a luxury Bali hotel in August 2014.  Mack was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and Schaefer was sentenced to 18 years. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

Heather Mack, Tommy Schaefer Convicted Of Killing Sheila Von Wiese-Mack In Bali

The Denpasar District Court sentenced Tommy Schaefer to 18 years in prison and Heather Mack to 10 years for intentionally killing Sheila von Wiese-Mack while vacationing last August. The badly battered body was found stuffed in a suitcase inside the trunk of a taxi at the St. Regis Bali Resort.

04/21/2015

Geraldine Jones (Tarrant County Texas)

Suspect Charged In Murder Of Mother Whose Baby Was Stolen

A 36-year-old Gary, Ind. woman has been charged with murder, kidnapping and criminal confinement in the death of a 23-year-old Anderson woman police believe she duped into believing she was a child-welfare worker.

04/20/2015

Heather Mack holds her baby inside a holding cell before her trial at Denpasar court on Bali island on April 7, 2015. Indonesian prosecutors have recommended a 15 year prison sentence for Mack, for the murder of her mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase. (Credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bali Murder Suspect Moves To Transfer Part Of Trust Fund To Baby Daughter

As a young woman from Chicago awaits a verdict from an Indonesian court in the killing of her mother, she’s moving to transfer part of her $1.3 million trust fund to her newborn daughter.

04/20/2015

Anastacio Gonzales (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Fatal Humboldt Park Stabbing

Anastacio Gonzales, 51, faces counts of first-degree murder and armed robbery for the attack that happened about 1 a.m. Saturday at El Taco Naco, 2640 W. Chicago Ave., police said.

04/20/2015

Alexander Gonzalez (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

No Bail For Third Defendant In March Murder Outside Dunkin’ Donuts

Alexander Gonzalez, 25, faces one count of first-degree murder for the shooting of Edgar Muneton last month, according to Chicago Police. He is also charged with possession of a controlled substance.

04/20/2015

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Third Man Charged With Murder Outside NW Side Dunkin’ Donuts

A third man has been charged with a fatal shooting last month outside a Dunkin’ Donuts in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

04/18/2015

Samantha Fleming. (Source:Police)

Body Of Missing Mother Found In Gary Home

Police in two Indiana towns are sorting out the details of an alleged kidnapping and murder after a young mother’s body was found in a home in Gary, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

04/18/2015

Heather Mack (R) of the US speaks with an interpreter during her trial  at a court in Denpasar on Bali island on April 14, 2015.  Indonesian prosecutors recommended Mack and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, spend 15 and 18 years respectively behind bars for the "sadistic" murder of the woman's mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase on Bali. (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawyers Seek Lenience For Chicago Couple In Bali Murder Trials

Lawyers for an American couple on trial in Indonesia argued Tuesday that prosecutors improperly charged them with premeditated murder in the death of the woman’s mother.

04/14/2015

Heather Mack (R) of Chicago holds her baby before her trial at a court in Denpasar on Bali island on April 14, 2015.  Indonesian prosecutors recommended Mack and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, spend 15 and 18 years respectively behind bars for the "sadistic" murder of the woman's mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase on Bali. (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bali Murder Suspect Fears Too Much Coke Causing Baby’s Hair Loss

A Chicago woman on trial in Indonesia for killing her mother last year, and stuffing her body in a suitcase, said she fears her newborn daughter is losing her hair, because she is drinking too much Coca-Cola while nursing.

04/14/2015

Shikita Woods (Credit: Chicago Police)

Woman Charged With Causing 5-Car Crash That Killed Pedestrian

A northwest Indiana woman has been charged with murder after a drunken fight with her husband early Sunday led to a five-car crash that killed a pedestrian on the South Side, police said.

04/14/2015

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Judge Weighs New Sentence For Man Locked Up For Life At 14

A Chicago man who has spent 24 years of a life sentence for his role in a double murder was getting another day in court on Monday, for a chance at a reduced sentence.

04/13/2015

James Finney (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Fatal Domestic-Related Shooting

After getting into an argument about 10:35 p.m., James Finney, 42, pulled a gun and shot 39-year-old David E. Finney at a home in the 11300 block of South Green, police said. Both men live in that block. Chicago Police could not say whether the men were related.

04/13/2015

Shaquille Williams (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Fatal Ford Heights Shooting

Bond was denied Sunday for a south suburban man charged with shooting a man to death last month in Ford Heights.

04/13/2015

Martin Alvarado Jr. (Credit: Cicero Police)

Cicero Man Charged With Beating 18-Month-Old Toddler To Death

A 23-year-old Cicero man has been charged in the beating death of an 18-month-old toddler last Thursday, a spokesman for the town of Cicero said.

04/12/2015

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Families Of Murder Victims Meet With Chicago Police Detectives On Solving Cold Cases

Families of murder victims on the South Side bent the ear of the chief of detectives of the Chicago Police Department for a while Saturday at a forum at St. Sabina church.

04/11/2015

Erick Gill (Credit: Chicago Police)

Second Man Charged In March Murder In Belmont Cragin

Erick Gill, 23, faces one count of first-degree murder for the shooting of Edgar Muneton last month, according to Chicago Police. He is scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday.

04/09/2015

Heather Mack,19 (R) and Tommy Schaefer, 21 (L), both of the US sit in a courtroom with their translator during their sentence demand trial on March 31, 2015 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian prosecutors asked a court to sentence Heather Mack to 15 years and Tommy Schaefer to 18 years in jail. Tommy Schaefer and his girlfriend Heather Mack are accused of murdering Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in the back of a taxi outside a luxury Bali hotel in August 2014. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

Indonesian Prosecutors Insist Murder Of Chicago Woman Was Planned

Indonesian prosecutors insisted Thursday they have shown enough evidence that an American couple deliberately plotted to kill the woman’s mother while vacationing on Bali and should be found guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced to jail.

04/09/2015

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