Murder

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

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“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

Timothy Jones. (Credit: CBS)

Timothy Jones Convicted Of Murder In Deadly Police Chase

A jury found Timothy Jones guilty of murder in the death of a woman killed after she was hit by a Chicago Police squad car in pursuit of Jones.

02/21/2015

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Video Camera Monitors Cook County Murder Trial

After a week of testimony on what happened leading up to a deadly police chase, a verdict may be near. CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reports.

02/20/2015

Deshawn Johnson (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Fatal Halloween Shooting, Robbery

Deshawn Johnson, 26, faces counts of first-degree murder, attempted murder and armed robbery for the attack that happened about 7:10 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2014, according to Chicago Police.

02/20/2015

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Man Charged With 2012 Double Murder In Austin

Angelo Matthews, 26, is facing two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the double fatal shooting that happened on June 19, 2012, according to Chicago Police.

02/18/2015

Roberto Madrigal (Credit: Chicago Police)

Suspect Charged With Murder Of 13-Year-Old Boy

Anthony Diaz, 13, was killed in front of his 16- and 17-year-old sisters Sunday night, after the sisters went out to fight someone over an argument that started on Facebook. Prosecutors said 18-year-old Roberto Madrigal walked up and shot Anthony. Madrigal has been charged with one count of first-degree murder.

02/13/2015

Anthony Guedes (Credit: Chicago Police)

Third Man Charged In Murder Of Drug Dealer In Clearing

Anthony Guedes, 22, of the 4700 block of South Hoyne Avenue was extradited from Kissimmee, Fla., this week after being identified as the third suspect in the Sept. 5, 2014, murder in the 6200 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue, according to Chicago Police.

02/12/2015

Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

Park District To Rename South Side Park After Hadiya Pendleton

Two years after she was slain in the Kenwood neighborhood, the Chicago Park District board has voted to name a Bronzeville park in memory of honor student Hadiya Pendleton.

02/12/2015

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Man Gets 23 Years For Beating Death Of Police Officer Grandmother

Keshawn Perkins was 15 when he was arrested for the Nov. 4, 2011, murder of his grandmother, Hester Scott, at their home in the 8800 block of South Wallace. Perkins, now 19, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of first-degree murder at a hearing before Judge Clayton Crane, who handed down the 23-year sentence.

02/12/2015

Christopher Abernathy (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Chicago Man Freed From Prison After Sentence Vacated In Illinois Teen’s 1984 Death

Charges will be dismissed against a man who spent nearly 30 years in prison for the 1984 sexual assault and murder of a 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl, Cook County prosecutors said Wednesday.

02/11/2015

Chris Moore, 57, is charged with first-degree murder for the death of 48-year-old Janice Coleman. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Woman’s Stabbing Death

A Far South Side man fatally stabbed a woman he was in a relationship with after a day of drinking Saturday when she tried to leave with another man, prosecutors said.

02/10/2015

Former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson (left) is accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow (right), who led the team which successfully prosecuted Peterson for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections/Getty Images)

Peterson Charged With Trying To Hire Hitman To Kill Prosecutor

In prison for killing his third wife, Drew Peterson has been charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill the prosecutor who put him there.

02/09/2015

Steven Blanchard (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Third Man Charged In 2013 Slaying Outside Chatham Gas Station

Steven Blanchard, 26, who was charged with first-degree murder, is accused of being the triggerman who killed Leroy Griffin. He was ordered held without bail during a brief appearance before Cook County Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil.

02/09/2015

Joshua Poe (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Shooting That Left 1 Dead, 1 Wounded

Joshua Poe, 26, shot Curtis Lyons in the head about 3:10 p.m. in the 3100 block of West 84th Place, authorities said. Lyons, of the 8000 block of South Richmond Street, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

02/06/2015

Mark Maxson (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Convicted Child Killer To Get DNA Test In 1992 Slaying

The Cook County state’s attorney’s office agreed Wednesday to conduct DNA tests on blood and hair found on the body of a young boy murdered more than two decades ago.

02/05/2015

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

Sentencing In Cop’s Murder To Be First Test Of Cameras In Cook County Courtroom

For the first time in Cook County, cameras will be allowed inside a criminal courtroom, when a judge sentences two men convicted of killing a Chicago police officer.

02/04/2015

Dwight Brown (Credit: Chicago Police)

Prosecutors: Man Beat, Hacked Mother To Death With Knife

Dwight Brown, 40, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of armed robbery, police announced late Tuesday.

02/04/2015

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