Murder

Police have released this image of murder suspect Terence Doddy. (ISP)

Police Release New Information In Search For Rest-Stop Killer

Authorities are searching for 36-year-old Terence Doddy of Rockford in connection with the murders of Tonya Bargman, 44, and Todd Hansmeier, 37.

07/03/2014

Jose Becerra (Booking Photo)

Oswego Man Gets Probation For Villalpando Murder Coverup

Jose Becerra, 22, pleaded guilty to attempted obstruction of justice, and was sentenced to 18 months of probation for his part of the crime.

07/03/2014

Terence Doddy / photo from Illinois State Police

Police Searching For Rockford Man Wanted In Connection With Two Murders

Illinois State Police are searching for a Rockford man in connection with the murders of two people.

07/02/2014

Howard Kim (Credit: Morton Grove Police)

Elderly Man Charged With Killing Wife In Morton Grove

A 74-year-old north suburban man has been charged with the fatal shooting of his wife last week in what police believe was a failed murder-suicide attempt.

07/01/2014

William Paschal (Chicago Police Department)

Police Charge Suspect In Phone Robbery, Murder Of Chicago College Student

Kevin Baker, 19, was on his way home from class at Harold Washington College when two people — one armed with a handgun — got out of a dark-colored van and demanded his and his cousin’s cellphones.

06/30/2014

Johnny Reese (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Killing Woman On Mother’s Day

Johnny Reese, 23, is charged with two counts of murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm in connection with the murder of 37-year-old Summer Moore, according to Chicago Police.

06/30/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Judge: Double Murder Suspect’s Statements Can Be Used At Trial

A Will County judge on Thursday ruled that statements a man accused in the grisly murders of two Joliet men allegedly made to police without an attorney present may be used against him.

06/20/2014

Mary Austgen. (Credit: Griffith Police Department)

Trial Set In 2013 Murder Of Indiana Businesswoman

Ralph Perez Martinez, 59, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, robbery and criminal confinement in the death of Mary Austgen, 76, of St. John, Ind., who was found dead in her 2011 GMC Yukon Denali in the garage of the Majestic Star Casino.

06/19/2014

Takia Lanza (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Woman Charged With Killing Uncle On Father’s Day

Prosecutors said in court Tuesday that before Takia Lanza stabbed her uncle to death, she “reproached the victim about how he was spending his time,” near their home in Washington Heights.

06/18/2014

Daniel Shoffner (Credit: LaPorte County Sheriff)

Police: Man Claimed He Accidentally Stabbed Elderly Woman To Death

Daniel Shoffner, 47, has been charged with murder in the death of 73-year-old Birdie Elder, whose body was found inside a freezer in the home they shared.

06/18/2014

Philip Vatamaniuc (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Attorney Removed In Highland Park Murder Case

Judge Victoria Rossetti agreed with a motion from prosecutors claiming that defense attorney Robert Ritacca’s representation of Vatamaniuc, as well as a potential material witness in the case who is facing a separate drug charge, created a conflict of interest.

06/17/2014

File Photo Of Police Tape (Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

Indiana Man Held After Woman Found Dead In Freezer

A 48-year-old Indiana man was being held on preliminary charge of murder, after a woman’s body was discovered in a freezer inside the home they shared.

06/17/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Defendant In Grisly Joliet Double Murder Wants Statements Suppressed

The defense alleges in motions that Joshua Miner, 25, was questioned under duress and without a lawyer present. Prosecutors said Miner was read his rights and was not coerced during questioning.

06/17/2014

Steven Douglas / photo from Chicago Police

Man Charged With 2013 Back Of The Yards Murder

A West Side man has been charged with murder for a fatal shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side last year.

06/14/2014

Andre Davis (Chicago Police)

Former Inmate Freed By DNA Evidence Now Charged In Dice Game Murder

A Chicago man who served 32 years in prison before DNA evidence overturned his conviction in the 1980 rape and murder of a 3-year-old girl has now been charged with killing a man after a dispute in a dice game.

06/13/2014

Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

“Hadiya’s Promise” Seeks To Be A Voice For Change

Nearly a year and a half after her tragic murder, Hadiya Pendleton’s parents have launched a national non-profit in her name, with the goal of saving other children.

06/13/2014

Juan Garnica Jr.  (Aurora Police photo)

Man Gets 30 Years For Killing Aurora Teen, But Motive Still A Mystery

Juan Garnica, 20, of Aurora, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, and was sentenced to 30 years in prison for beating 18-year-old Abigail Villalpando of Aurora to death.

06/12/2014

Philip Vatamaniuc (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Judge Rejects Plea Motion In Highland Park Murder Case

Prosecutors revealed this week that they have a witness who told them that Philip Vatamaniuc allegedly admitted to being the shooter in the murder of Highland Park 20-year-old Colin Nutter last summer.

06/12/2014

Dominique Hodrick is charged with killing special education teacher Betty Howard. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Killing Special Education Teacher

Dominique Hodrick, 23, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder, and three counts of aggravated battery in connection with the May 29 death of Dr. Betty Howard.

06/12/2014

O.J. Simpson (C) sits with his attorneys Johnnie Cochran Jr (R) and Robert Blasier (L) during a court hearing in Simpson's double murder trial. (Photo credit: POO/AFP/Getty Images)

20 Years Later: Law Professor Looks Back At O.J. Murder Trial

Twenty years ago Thursday, actor and former football star O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and friend Ronald Goldman were found murdered outside of her townhouse in Los Angeles. What ensued was thought by many to be the trial of the century or, at the very least, the decade.

06/12/2014

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