Murder

Antwan Elliot (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Shooting Death Of Teen Boy In Portage Park

Antwan Elliot, 21, was charged with single counts of first-degree murder, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card, police announced Monday night.

03/24/2015

Javier Bahena (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Killing Wife In Hospital Allegedly Accused Her Of Cheating

Javier Bahena, 43, was charged with one count of first-degree murder. He allegedly killed his 42-year-old wife, Francisca Quintero, about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, just hours after her brother died of a heart attack at Alexian Brothers Medical Center on Sunday, authorities said.

03/24/2015

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Man Charged With Fatally Stabbing Relative At Elk Grove Village Hospital

The estranged husband of a woman who was stabbed to death at an Elk Grove Village hospital on Sunday has been charged with first-degree murder.

03/23/2015

Heather Mack (L) and Tommy Schaefer (R) of the Chicago walk to a court room for a trial hearing in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March  11, 2015. Mack and Tommy Schaefer are facing separate trials in Bali for the murder of her mother, 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese Mack, whose body was found rammed in a suitcase in the boot of a taxi outside an exclusive resort in August 2014. (Photo credit:  SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Charged With Killing Mom In Bali, Chicago Woman Gives Birth

On trial in Indonesia for allegedly killing her mother, Chicago resident Heather Mack gave birth to a baby girl on Tuesday.

03/17/2015

Gabriel Guardiola (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Convicted In Friend’s Murder Sentenced To 55 Years

Gabriel Guardiola, 38, was convicted of one count of first-degree murder on Jan. 30 for the shooting that killed Cicero resident Ricardo Rivera in the early morning hours of Feb. 24, 2013, court records show.

03/17/2015

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

Geneva Man Accused Of Wife’s Murder Testifies

A Geneva man accused of killing his wife and dumping her body along railroad tracks near their home says he absolutely did not do it.

03/16/2015

Chicago police released these images of possible suspects in the murder of a 77-year-old man. (Credit:Chicago Police)

Police Release Images Of Suspects In Fatal Shooting Of 77-Year-Old Man

Chicago Police have released a video of two suspects in a Roseland shooting last week that left a 77-year-old man dead and three others injured, including his 5-year-old great-grandson and another 2-year-old boy.

03/15/2015

Heather Mack (L) and Tommy Schaefer (R) of the Chicago walk to a court room for a trial hearing in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March  11, 2015. Mack and Tommy Schaefer are facing separate trials in Bali for the murder of her mother, 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese Mack, whose body was found rammed in a suitcase in the boot of a taxi outside an exclusive resort in August 2014. (Photo credit:  SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Man Charged In Bali Murder Testifies Girlfriend’s Mom Choked Him, Threatened Baby

Tommy Schaefer, 21, and Heather Mack, 19, are being tried separately by Denpasar District Court, where they are charged with premeditated murder for the death of Sheila von Wiese-Mack last August in Bali. They could face a firing squad if found guilty. The victim’s badly beaten body was found in a suitcase on a taxi.

03/12/2015

Heather Mack (L) and Tommy Schaefer (R) of the Chicago walk to a court room for a trial hearing in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March  11, 2015. Mack and Tommy Schaefer are facing separate trials in Bali for the murder of her mother, 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese Mack, whose body was found rammed in a suitcase in the boot of a taxi outside an exclusive resort in August 2014. (Photo credit:  SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Woman Says Boyfriend Killed Mom In Indonesia

An American woman charged with premeditated murder in the death of her mother on Indonesia’s Bali island told a court Wednesday that her boyfriend killed her mother in anger after she threatened to kill their unborn baby.

03/11/2015

Mark Downs (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

1996 Murder Case Goes Before Illinois Supreme Court

The mother of a 6-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Aurora nearly 20 years ago said it would break her heart if the man convicted of killing her son gets a new trial, as the case went before the Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday.

03/11/2015

Manuela Rodriguez (Credit: Chicago Police)

Grandmother Charged In Murder Of 7-Month-Old Girl

Manuela Rodriguez, of the 2800 block of South Avers Avenue, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder in the death of 7-month-old Rose Herrera.

03/10/2015

Police gather outside a house in the 2800 block of South Avers, where a 9-month-old child was found dead Monday. | Stefano Esposito/Sun-Times

Police Say 9-Month-Old Girl Murdered In Little Village

A 52-year-old woman was taken into custody Monday morning in connection with the murder of a 9-month-old girl in the Little Village neighborhood.

03/09/2015

Vicente Salgado (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Fatal Stabbing In Back Of The Yards

Vicente Salgado, 39, is charged with first-degree murder, according to a statement from Chicago Police. Juan Martinez, 40, was standing outside with his girlfriend about 4:10 p.m. in the 2000 block of West 47th Street when the couple was confronted by Salgado, who stabbed Martinez multiple times, authorities said.

03/09/2015

Denzel Pittman (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Neighbors Testify About Grisly Scene In Morgan Park Triple Murder

Denzel Pittman killed his girlfriend, Jade Hannah, before turning the knife on Jade’s mother, Stacy Cochran-Hill, 43, and Jade’s 11-year-old sister, Joi Cochran, Cook County prosecutors said at the opening of Pittman’s bench trial on Wednesday.

03/05/2015

Melissa Calusinski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Lake County Coroner Wants Calusinski Murder Case Reopened

After “48 Hours” uncovered evidence that casts doubt on the verdict that sent a teacher to prison for the death of a 16-month-old boy, the Lake County Coroner was calling for authorities to reopen the case.

03/03/2015

Court Generic

16-Year-Old Boy Charged With Fatal Shooting Of Aurora Teen

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with shooting another teen to death Friday afternoon in west suburban Aurora.

02/28/2015

Natassia Pettis (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Police: Woman Fatally Stabbed Uncle’s Girlfriend Because She Was Too Young

Natassia Pettis, 32, was charged was with first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing of 19-year-old Keianna Paul during a family gathering in the 14100 block of South Dearborn, said Riverdale Deputy Chief Rocky Graziano.

02/27/2015

Otis Harriel (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Murder In Fatal Back Of The Yards Shooting

Otis Harriel, 47, was charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery in connection with the April 26 shooting that killed 21-year-old Martarvian Emery and wounded a 19-year-old woman, police said early Friday.

02/27/2015

Prison fence

“Elkhart Four” Ask Indiana Supreme Court To Hear Their Case

The Indiana Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in the case of the so-called “Elkhart Four,” in which three young men were sentenced to long prison terms for murder, in the death of a friend who was shot by a homeowner while they were burglarizing his home.

02/26/2015

Heather Mack (R) and Tommy Schaefer (L) of the Chicago wait inside a prisoner van at Kerobokan prison in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on February 26, 2015.  The pregnant American teenager on trial in Indonesia for the murder of her mother, whose battered body was found stuffed in a suitcase, said on February 5 she is "petrified" and insists on her innocence. (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bell Boy, Police Testify At Chicago Man’s Murder Trial In Indonesia

A bellboy at an Indonesian hotel testified Thursday that an American man charged with murdering his girlfriend’s mother and stuffing the body into a suitcase refused any help in taking a bag to a taxi outside the hotel.

02/26/2015

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