Murder

Angelo Bennett (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Gets 45 Years For Deadly Road Rage Incident

Angelo Bennett said all he’s ever wanted to do since he was charged with murdering a gentlemen’s club manager was apologize to the slain man’s family. He got his chance on Wednesday.

05/28/2015

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Man Charged With Murder For Fatal Bridgeport Shooting

A McKinley Park man has been charged with murder for a Thursday night shooting in the Bridgeport neighborhood that left one man dead and another wounded on the South Side, police said.

05/24/2015

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Mother Asking For Help To Solve Murder Of St. Rita Student

Family and friends of St. Rita High School student who was shot to death more than six years ago returned to the neighborhood where it happened, passing out flyers hoping to get some leads for police, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/23/2015

David Stewart (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Allegedly Kills Friend For Not Protecting Dead Pal

David Stewart and Demetrius Pitts had lost a friend to gun violence on a summer day in 2010. They joined a crowd at a memorial site at Kildare Avenue and Jackson Boulevard that evening to mourn the death; but before the night was over, Stewart allegedly opened fire and killed Pitts for failing to “protect” their slain pal.

05/22/2015

Wojciech Sadelski (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Killing Mother, Attacking Brother In Archer Heights

Maria Sadelski, 54, was found at 8:10 p.m. in the basement of her home in the 4800 block of South Karlov Avenue, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She had apparent “blunt trauma to the head” and was dead at the scene, authorities said.

05/22/2015

Daniel Olaska (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Daniel Olaska Gets 43 Years For Fatally Stabbing Teacher Shaun Wild During Bar Fight

A 31-year-old west suburban man has been sentenced to 43 years in prison for fatally stabbing an elementary school teacher and stabbing two other men during a bar fight in Naperville in 2012.

05/20/2015

Antonio Harris (Credit: Lake Station Police)

Man Charged With Killing Toddler In Northwest Indiana

Antonio Harris, 19, is charged with murder, neglect of a dependent, and battery in connection with the death of Nieyely Lopez of Lake Station, Ind., according to the Lake County (Ind.) state’s attorney’s office.

05/20/2015

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Man Found Guilty Of Murder In 2013 Elgin Stabbing

An man was found guilty Tuesday of murdering his neighbor during a botched burglary in Elgin in 2013.

05/19/2015

Melvin Jacobs, Jr. (Source: Chicago Police)

Reward Offered In 2012 Murder Of Man In West Pullman

The parents of a 22-year-old man who was shot to death three years ago in the West Pullman neighborhood were back there today, asking neighbors to help find his killer, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/16/2015

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Man Convicted Of Trying To Hire A Hitman To Kill Witnesses Against Son

Euripides “Caca” Caguana is set to be sentenced Sept. 16 after a federal jury found him guilty late Tuesday on all four murder-for-hire counts he’s faced since his arrest in October 2013, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

05/13/2015

Javier Garza (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Man Gets 51 Years For 2013 Murder Of 14-Year-Old Boy

Michael Orozco was on his way to an ice cream shop with friends about 4:30 p.m. on April 7, 2013, when he was shot in the chest in the 2200 block of South Leavitt, Chicago Police said at the time. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he died less than an hour later.

05/11/2015

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Ten Years Since Girls’ Deaths, Suspect Awaits Trial

It’s now been a decade since two young girls disappeared from the far north suburbs and were later found dead.

05/11/2015

Cecil Pendleton Jr. (courtesy family)

Four In Custody Following Murder Of Man At Merrillville, Ind. Apartment Complex

Several men were breaking into cars parked at the Tan Tar A Apartments at 150 E. 59th Ave. in Merrillville, Ind., at 5:11 a.m. when they saw Cecil Pendleton Jr. and tried to rob him as he was getting in his van to go to work.

05/07/2015

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Police: Man Murdered By Three Men Breaking Into Cars At Merrillville Apartment Complex

Police in Northwest Indiana are looking for the men who shot and killed a 55-year-old Merrillville man as he was leaving home for work early this morning.

05/06/2015

Timothy Herring (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Timothy Herring Guilty Of Killing Chicago Cop, CHA Officer

A jury returned a guilty verdict against a man who killed a Chicago police evidence technician and housing authority officer in 2010 as the tech investigated a car burglary on the Southeast Side.

05/06/2015

Timothy Herring (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Jury Sequestered After Failing To Reach Verdict In Double-Murder Trial

CHICAGO (STMW) — After failing to reach a verdict following six and a half hours of deliberations Tuesday night, Cook County jurors were sequestered by the judge in the Timothy Herring double-murder trial and sent […]

05/06/2015

Juan Barraza (left) and Luis Hernandez (right) were convicted of murder in the 2012 shooting death of 6-year-old Aliyah Shell (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Gang Members Convicted In Little Village Girl’s Murder

Minutes after a jury returned guilty verdicts for 21-year-old Juan Barraza, Cook County Judge Stanley Sacks convicted 19-year-old Luis Hernandez for Aliyah Shell’s murder.

05/06/2015

Adolfo Davis sits in a courtroom at the at the Leighton Criminal Court Building for his resentencing hearing in April 2015. (Credit: CBS)

In Prison Since Age 14, Convict Again Sentenced To Life

A Cook County judge said courts got it right the first time when they sentenced a 14-year-old to life in prison for a double murder in 1990, and again sentenced the now-38-year-old convict to life at a re-sentencing mandated by a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision.

05/04/2015

Adolfo Davis sits in a courtroom at the at the Leighton Criminal Court Building for his resentencing hearing in April 2015. (Credit: CBS)

Sent To Prison For Life At Age 14, Convict To Learn If Judge Will Reduce His Sentence

Attorneys for Adolfo Davis, now 38, have asked a Cook County judge to release him from prison, but prosecutors have said he deserves to spend the rest of his life behind bars for a double murder in 1990, despite his age at the time of the shooting.

05/04/2015

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Oklahoma Man Charged With ’99 Strangling On NW Side

An Oklahoma man has been charged with strangling a man nearly 16 years ago in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

05/03/2015

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