On February 19, 2007, 13-year-old Lazarus Jones was beaten to death on a Chicago street corner. Pamela Jones is still looking for the killer of her son, who police believe was a victim of mistaken identity.
A south suburban man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for attacking a 61-year-old man as he walked to work in Evanston in 2011, taking $10 from the his pocket as he lay bleeding and unconscious in the street.
A 50-year-old woman convicted of killing a Chicago Police officer with his own gun during a disturbance on a CTA bus will spend the rest of her life in prison.
According to a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Hammond, Ind., attorneys for Juan Briseno say they are still going through evidence turned over by federal attorneys and will not be ready to start by the scheduled trial date of April 7.
Carl Shampine, 49, had been drinking with friends at the home about 3:30 p.m. Sunday when Santiago Salgado arrived and they got into a fight
Alisha Walker is accused of fatally stabbing Alan Filan at his home in Orland Park. Police said Walker has a history of prostitution and battery and that she admitted to stabbing Filan.
A 21-year-old man allegedly strangled a man he met this week through a Craigslist ad seeking a roommate, the Naperville Sun is reporting.
Police said the suspect was an acquaintance of Alan Filan, who was found dead Tuesday in the kitchen of his home in the southwest suburb.
An 11-year-old girl was killed at her home in far north suburban Mundelein on Tuesday, when she was stabbed 40 times. A 14-year-old girl has been charged with the murder.
Wisecracking Chicago Outfit killer Joseph “Joey the Clown” Lombardo claims he is being subjected to “elder abuse” as a result of being placed in solitary confinement last year in a North Carolina federal prison.
Devon Clark, 19, of the 600 block of East 50th Place, is charged with the first-degree murder of Joseph Brittman.
A South Side high school student was ordered held without bond Thursday after being charged with the fatal shooting of a man last month in Englewood.
Louis Tabor, 23, was charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of 26-year-old Marquis Strong on July 22, 2011.
Jaquan D. Hosey-Green, 19, and his 18-year-old brother, Dimitri J. Hosey-Green, both of the 1200 block of Fairfield in Joliet, are each charged with one count of first-degree murder in connection with the death of Arin T. Williams.
Christopher Whetstone, 45, was charged Wednesday in connection with the death of Rachel Taylor, 22, of the 1000 block of Garfield Avenue.
Renee Perry of Aurora died from an “unprovoked, violent and lethal attack” at the hands of Delbert Cooper, Perry’s crack cocaine addicted boyfriend, prosecutors said at his murder trial.
Prosecutors say he made it look like a maniac killed his 9 year old daughter, but today, Richard Lyons stood before a jury, accused of killing her himself.
Mya Lyons body was found in an alley near her father’s home in July of 2008 and Richard Lyons was charged with her murder more than two years later.
CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov has details from day one of his trial.
Cook County prosecutors describe Richard Lyons’ public pleas to find the killer of his 9 year old daughter Mya Lyons’ death as a “show.”
Now Lyons is on trial for her murder – a murder prosecutors allege he tried desperately to cover up.
The investigation was a bit derailed – said Assistant State’s Attorney Fabio Valentin.
“Police looked everywhere for this bogeyman that could have abducted Mya Lyons,” said Valentin.
And search, police did, back in July of 2008 – after Lyons told them he found his daughter’s body in an alley near his Gresham home. She was beaten and stabbed dozens of times.
After Lyons found Mya, he took her to Jackson Park Hospital in his van, telling doctors she may have been bit by a dog. Police later seized that van and prosecutors told the jury blood was found inside the van’s vents.
Another witness said he noticed Lyons changed clothes the night of the murder. Mya’s mother testified her daughter would never sneak out of the house because her little girl was afraid of the dark.
Prosecutor’s theory is that Lyons killed his daughter inside the van, dumped and then pretended to find her body.
Lyons’ attorney told the jury that police wanted to solve this murder at any cost, pointing out authorities do not have a witness, a motive or forensic evidence.
Anka Misocevic, whose age was not immediately known, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder.
George Patterson, 51, of the 1400 block of South Canal Street, faces one count of murder in connection to the Aug. 9, 2009 incident.
Adan Montano, 37, was charged with one count of first degree murder for allegedly stabbing 18-year-old Stephanie Serrano to death at a house party Monday night.