Murder

Endia Martin (family handout)

Sixth Person Charged In Murder Of Back Of The Yards Teen

Police said the gun used to kill 14-year-old Endia Martin on Monday passed through the hands of a Streeterville man before it ended up with the alleged shooter’s uncle.

05/02/2014

Jennifer Del Prete walks out of prison escorted by her daughter. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Woman Freed In Baby’s Death: ‘I’m Not Bitter’

Jennifer Del Prete spent a decade without her children because she was convicted of killing someone else’s baby. She’s now free because of evidence never turned over at her 2005 trial.

05/01/2014

Robert James (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Lying About Theft Of Gun Used To Kill Teen

The man who originally owned the gun used to kill a 14-year-old girl earlier this week has been charged with illegally selling the gun to someone else, then lying about it being stolen.

05/01/2014

Donnell Flora (Credit: Chicago Police)

Alleged Shooter’s Uncle Charged In Murder Of 14-Year-Old Girl

The uncle of a 14-year-old girl accused of killing a classmate during a fight over a boy has been charged with giving his niece the murder weapon and accompanying her to the fight in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

04/30/2014

Crystal Caffey

Woman Charged With Fatally Stabbing Boyfriend

Police said Crystal Caffey stabbed her boyfriend during an argument about money in the 4000 block of West Maypole Avenue early Monday morning.

04/30/2014

Juan M. Cuellar (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Man Convicted Of ‘Senseless’ 2012 Murder

Juan Cuellar of Willowbrook faces 45 years to life in prison after a jury convicted him Tuesday of the September 2012 shooting death of a Hinsdale South High School graduate. Sentencing is May 28.

04/30/2014

Darrell Cooper (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Murder For West Side Hit-And-Run

A man has been charged with intentionally striking and killing another man with an SUV early Saturday in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

04/29/2014

Endia Martin (family handout)

Teen Charged In Murder Of 14-Year-Old Girl

The suspect — whose name was not released because of her age — was due in Juvenile Court on Tuesday, to face one count of first-degree murder. The suspect’s 24-year-old uncle and a 17-year-old boy also were in custody.

04/29/2014

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

Teen Charged In Fatal Woodlawn Shooting

The boy, whose name was not released, was charged with one count of first-degree murder for allegedly shooting and killing a 14-year-old boy in the 6100 block of South Vernon Avenue on Feb. 12.

04/28/2014

Ana Rosa Mora (Chicago Police Dept.)

Woman, 18, Charged With Murder Following Discovery Of Dead Newborn

The dead child was found along a gangway on North Hamlin last weekend. Police say Ana Rosa Mora admitted she placed the baby in a plastic bag and left him there.

04/26/2014

Photo Of Jorge Torrez (Handout Photo)

Zion Man Sentenced To Death For Killing Navy Officer In Virginia

A federal jury has sentenced an ex-Marine to death for murdering a fellow service member in 2009, one among a series of violent, sexually motivated attacks he committed over the years.

04/24/2014

Keith Watts (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Gets 48 Years For Kidnapping, Killing Berwyn Landlord In 2010

Keith Watts was one of three men charged with murder, attempted murder, kidnapping and aggravated assault for the Dec. 11, 2010, kidnapping and murder of Francisco Favela, 45, of Berwyn.

04/24/2014

Jennifer Del Prete (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Judge Orders Woman Freed In Shaken Baby Case, Pending Appeal

A Hickory Hills day care worker who has spent almost 10 years behind bars after being convicted of shaking an infant to death tells WBBM she doesn’t think she will see the prison gates again – now that a judge has ordered her freed.

04/23/2014

Court Generic

Feds Hope Slain Informant’s Tapes Convict Gang Members In Drug Case

Gunned down last year in front of his terrified young son and girlfriend within days of being unmasked as a cooperating witness, Keith Daniels helped police solve one of Chicago’s highest-profile murders of 2011 — the botched drive-by shooting of an innocent bystander, 13-year-old Darius “Bay Bay” Brown.

04/22/2014

Justin Hamilton (Credit: Chicago Police)

Suburban Man Charged With Killing Two Teens In South Chicago

Justin Hamilton, 23, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder for allegedly shooting and killing 16-year-old Jordan Means and 18-year-old Anthony Bankhead.

04/22/2014

Eugene Andrews / photo from Chicago Police

Man Charged With Fatal Shooting In East Garfield Park

A man has been charged with the fatal shooting of a man found dead in an East Garfield Park neighborhood alley Saturday morning.

04/21/2014

Arthur Manning (Booking Photo)

Man Gets 25 Years For West Suburban Murder

Arthur Manning spoke softly Wednesday as he, once again, placed the blame for Naromi Mannery’s death on Mannery himself.

04/17/2014

Thomas Snow (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Son Charged With Killing Parents Last Fall

Thomas J. Snow, 34, is charged in the deaths of his father, retired Hammond Morton High School teacher Clifford Snow, 68, and mother, Joyce Snow, 66, whose decomposed bodies were found Oct. 18 in their house in the 14500 block of West 197th Avenue.

04/15/2014

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

Teen Charged With Fatal Shooting In Gage Park

Angel Jara was charged with one count of first-degree murder for allegedly shooting Joshua Martinez, 20, in the 3000 block of West 53rd Place about 1 a.m. Sunday.

04/14/2014

Matthew Rosario (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Killing Woman Found Slain After February Fire

Matthew Rosario, 28, was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 51-year-old Lucy Wrobel.

04/10/2014

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