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Chicago Police Officer David Harris (Chicago Police Dept.)

Woman Charged With Murder In Crash That Killed Off-Duty Chicago Cop

Shanell Terrell, of Calumet Park, was charged with first-degree murder and possession of cannabis Saturday night, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Sally Daly said.

03/15/2014

Jose Garcia is charged with murder for allegedly shaking his 3-week-old daughter, and throwing her in the air about 100 times in a 30-minute period. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Prosecutors: Baby Died After Dad Threw Her In Air More Than 100 Times

Emergency medical technician Jose Garcia was alone with his daughter in their home in the 5100 block of South Hyde Park Boulevard when shook the baby repeatedly and threw her in the air about 100 times within a 30 minute period.

03/14/2014

Dwayne Timberlake (Chicago Police)

Man Held In ‘11 Murder Charged In Another Fatal Shooting

A man already charged with killing a Bronzeville woman in 2011 is now charged with another fatal shooting that happened later that same year, police said Thursday.

03/13/2014

Parrish Davis (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Murder In South Side Bar Shooting

Parrish Davis, 30, faces one count of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated battery.

03/13/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Kustok Found Guilty Of Murdering Wife

Allan Kustok, 63, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife Anita “Jeanie” Kustok on Sept. 29, 2010. Prosecutors have said Kustok shot his wife as she laid in bed, but the defense claims she killed herself.

03/11/2014

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Teen Charged In Murder Of Livery Driver

A South Side teenager has been charged in last month’s slaying of a livery driver blocks away from U.S. Cellular Field.

03/09/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Prosecutors Rest Case Against Kustok; Defense Calls Expert Witness

The prosecution rested in the murder trial of Orland Park busienssman Allan Kustok Thursday afternoon, but the defense did not, as expected, immediately call the alleged killer’s daughter — former Comcast Sports Network broadcaster Sarah Kustok.

03/07/2014

Alfreda Giedrojc (Credit: Oak Lawn Police)

Judge: More Time Needed For Accused Killer’s Psych Exam

Alfreda Giedroj 62, is charged with first-degree murder in the Oct. 6 slaying of her granddaughter, 6-month-old Vivian Summers.

03/07/2014

Akheem Shakur Scott-Manna (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Jury Deadlocks In Trial Of Gary Man Accused Of Killing Neighbor

An Indiana judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the murder trial of a Gary man accused of beating to death a 60-year-old neighbor whose dog he walked.

03/06/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Expert: Gunman Standing Over Jeanie Kustok Shot Her In Face

The star prosecution witness in the Allan Kustok murder trial testified Tuesday that a close-range gunshot was the likely source of blood spatter found on the front side of Kustok’s clothes on the morning his wife died.

03/05/2014

Ideary Mooney (Credit: Chicago Police)

No Bond For Man Charged In Washington Heights Murder

Ideary Mooney, 38, faces one felony count of attempted first-degree murder after he opened fire in a barbershop in the 9000 block of South Ashland Avenue on Monday.

03/04/2014

Brion Dowdell (Credit: Chicago Police)

No Bond For Suspect In Fatal South Side Shooting

Brion M. Dowdell, 22, of the 8300 block of South Justine Avenue, faces one felony count of first-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting in the 8000 block of South Elizabeth Street.

03/04/2014

Megan Boken, 23, of Wheaton was shot and killed in an apparent botched robbery in St. Louis, where she was planning to play in an alumni game for former St. Louis University volleyball players. (Photo courtesy St. Louis University)

Family Backs ‘Kill Switch’ Requirement For Smart Phones, To Deter Thefts

Megan Boken left home to visit St. Louis in 2012. She was shot and killed in broad daylight for her cell phone. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.

03/03/2014

Brion Dowdell (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Fatal Shooting In Auburn-Gresham

Brion M. Dowdell, 22, of the 8300 block of South Justine Avenue, faces one felony count of first-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting on Sunday in the 8000 block of South Elizabeth Street.

03/03/2014

Phillip Allison (Credit: Chicago Police)

Texas Man Charged In Fatal December Shooting

Two men were standing in the front vestibule of an apartment building in the 300 block of North Central Avenue about 1:25 a.m. on Dec. 14, when Phillip Allison allegedly entered and opened fire.

02/27/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

In-Law Testifies At Kustok Murder Trial

In court proceedings over the past week, Allan Kustok’s defense attorneys have taken pains to portray Jeanie Kustok as a paranoid wreck who was terrified that someone would invade the couple’s alarm-protected Orland Park home.

02/27/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

At Hospital With Dead Wife, Kustok Got Texts From Another Woman

While Orland Park detectives peppered Allan Kustok with questions about the shooting death of his wife, several text messages from a potential paramour were sent to his cellphone, requesting an extramarital rendezvous

02/26/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

After Taking Wife’s Body To Hospital, Kustok Tells Nurse He’s ‘Life Of The Party’

Allan Kustok lived an apparent double life, maintaining the outward façade of a suburban family man, while carousing and womanizing on the sly, prosecutors said.

02/25/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Mental Fitness Evaluation For One Of Four Accused Of Grisly Murder

Will County Judge Gerald Kinney ordered the evaluation Monday for Joshua Miner, 25, at the urging of Miner’s defense attorney.

02/24/2014

Andrew Fugate (Family Photo)

Police Release Images Of SUV Tied To Merrillville Murder

Investigators in northwest Indiana are hoping newly released surveillance video footage will help them catch the people who shot and killed a 27-year-old man in November, and left his body in a freezer at a Merrillville meat market.

02/24/2014

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