Murder

Ahmed Martinez Walker, Eddie Robert Simmons, and Matthew Cobbs (left to right) are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Nacurvie Smith (Credit: Chicago Police)

Three Charged In Fatal Old Town Shooting

Eddie Robert Simmons, 21, of the 3400 block of West 5th Avenue; Ahmed Martinez Walker, 18, of the 700 block of West 50th Place; and Matthew Cobbs, 20, of the 2700 block of North Francisco, were each charged with one count of first-degree murder in connection with a shooting that left 27-year-old Nacurvie Smith dead.

11/18/2014

Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

Lawyer Seeks Less Than 12 Years For Ex-Cop In Kidnap-Torture-Murder Plot

Steve Mandell might have been convicted in one of the grisliest and most lurid federal trials in Chicago’s recent history, but he deserves a “glimmer of hope that he will one day be free at an old age,” his attorney Francis Lipuma argues in a court filing ahead of Mandell’s sentencing next month.

11/14/2014

Cinque Lee (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Gets 14 Years For Killing CPS Basketball Star

As their friends argued over the necklace earlier in the day, Cinque Lee offered one of those sparring a gun. Later that evening, 22-year-old Michael Haynes told Lee he was wrong to take out a gun since they were all friends. Haynes ended up punching Lee, which prompted him to shoot Haynes four to five times

11/14/2014

Milan Lekich (Credit: Chicago Police)

Sources: Girlfriend, Acting Alone, Killed Hegewisch Man Before Killing Herself

The case of a Southeast Side man found chopped up outside his garage last month isn’t expected to lead to any arrests, with investigators increasingly confident his live­-in girlfriend — who later committed suicide — acted alone, sources tell the Chicago Sun-­Times.

11/14/2014

Police say they are looking for this suspect in the 1994 shooting death of Kevin Toma. (Schaumburg Police)

Schaumburg Police Take Another Crack At Teen’s Unsolved Murder

Kevin Toma, of Glendale Heights, was killed about 1 a.m. Nov. 5, 1994, while he was standing outside the rear exit of TOTO’s teen dance club at 1450 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg police said.

11/13/2014

Paris McGee, left; Toyious Taylor (Cook County Sheriff)

Two Defendants In Officer’s 2010 Shooting Death Found Guilty

Thomas Wortham IV was shot during a robbery attempt outside his father’s Chatham home.

11/13/2014

Police have issued an arrest warrant for 36-year-old Jeremy Anderson, on two charges of murder. (Credit: Round Lake Beach Police)

Suspect In Round Lake Beach Murder Arrested In Gary

An arrest warrant was issued earlier this week for Jeremy Anderson, 36, for two counts of first degree murder, according to the Round Lake Beach police department.

11/13/2014

(Left to right) Donnell Coakley Sr., Tylesha Griffin, and Dominique Lott are charged with the murder of 3-year-old Donnell Coakley Jr. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Parents, Cousin Charged With Killing 3-Year-Old

After determining that her viciously abused and malnourished 3-year-old second cousin was dead, a West Ridge woman allegedly went out, bought some marijuana and then smoked it with the child’s parents near the toddler’s battered corpse.

11/13/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Alleged Mastermind Of Grisly Joliet Murders Gets Life Sentence

Joshua Miner was not surprised by his murder conviction, his attorney said at the time. Miner shouldn’t be surprised by his sentence, either. Miner, 26, was convicted of the murders of 22-year-olds Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins. Miner faced mandatory life sentence under Illinois law and on Wednesday that is what he received

11/12/2014

Keith Martin (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Extradited From Wisconsin For July Shooting Death

Keith Martin, 47, of the 6200 block of South Rockwell is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm, according to Chicago Police.

11/11/2014

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Homicide Rate Saw A Large Drop In 2013, But Still Lags Behind The Nation

With a significant decrease in homicides from 2012 to 2013, it’s hard to continue calling Chicago the Murder Capital of America.

11/10/2014

Tylesha Griffin (Credit: Chicago Police)

Mother Charged With Murder In Death Of 3-Year-Old Son

Tylesha G. Griffin faces one count of first-degree murder, a statement from Chicago Police said. A police source confirmed the boy was her son, Donnell Coakley.

11/10/2014

Police have issued an arrest warrant for 36-year-old Jeremy Anderson, on two charges of murder. (Credit: Round Lake Beach Police)

Police Searching For Suspect In Round Lake Beach Murder

A manhunt was underway across the Chicago area, after a domestic dispute ended in murder in far north suburban Round Lake Beach.

11/10/2014

Jeremy Anderson. (Credit: Round Lake Beach Police)

Police Searching For Suspect In Round Lake Beach Murder

Police in Lake County are looking for the person who shot and killed a man in Round Lake Beach Saturday night.

11/09/2014

Marlon Boyce (Credit: Chicago Police)

Second Man Charged In 2011 Englewood Murder

Marlon Boyce, 27, is charged with first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Devonta Childress at 6:20 p.m. on July 6, 2011, Chicago Police said.

11/07/2014

Officer Thomas Wortham

Father Recounts Final Moments Of His Officer Son’s Life

Retired Chicago Police Sgt. Thomas Wortham III recalled in court Thursday how, with a gun in each hand, he opened fire on two men who fatally shot his namesake son, also a Chicago cop, during an attempted robbery outside his Chatham neighborhood home in 2010.

11/06/2014

Darren Vann, suspected serial killer. Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Indiana Police To Check DNA Samples To Identify Serial Killing Victims

DNA samples have been sent to Indiana State Police to see if they can identify two of the three unidentified women whose remains were found inside abandoned homes in Gary last month.

11/05/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Woman Sentenced To Life In Prison In Grisly Joliet Slayings

Bethany McKee was convicted of two counts of murder in August, in the strangling deaths of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins, both 22, in January 2013.

11/04/2014

Lasoyna Steward (Credit: Harvey Police)

Woman Charged With Stabbing Boyfriend To Death

Toddrique McKinnor, 40, was stabbed during a fight with his girlfriend, 45-year-old Lasoyna Steward, in the 1000 block of West 157th Place in Harvey, according to Harvey police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

11/04/2014

Tierra Williams (Credit: Chicago Police)

Second Person Charged With Fatal Beating In Park Manor

Tierra M. Williams, 29, of the 6600 block of South Rockwell, is charged with first-degree murder for the March 26 attack that left Anthony Morris dead in the 7000 block of South Vincennes Avenue, Chicago Police announced early Monday.

11/03/2014

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