Murder

Keith Martin (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Extradited From Wisconsin For July Shooting Death

Keith Martin, 47, of the 6200 block of South Rockwell is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm, according to Chicago Police.

11/11/2014

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Chicago Homicide Rate Saw A Large Drop In 2013, But Still Lags Behind The Nation

With a significant decrease in homicides from 2012 to 2013, it’s hard to continue calling Chicago the Murder Capital of America.

11/10/2014

Tylesha Griffin (Credit: Chicago Police)

Mother Charged With Murder In Death Of 3-Year-Old Son

Tylesha G. Griffin faces one count of first-degree murder, a statement from Chicago Police said. A police source confirmed the boy was her son, Donnell Coakley.

11/10/2014

Police have issued an arrest warrant for 36-year-old Jeremy Anderson, on two charges of murder. (Credit: Round Lake Beach Police)

Police Searching For Suspect In Round Lake Beach Murder

A manhunt was underway across the Chicago area, after a domestic dispute ended in murder in far north suburban Round Lake Beach.

11/10/2014

Jeremy Anderson. (Credit: Round Lake Beach Police)

Police Searching For Suspect In Round Lake Beach Murder

Police in Lake County are looking for the person who shot and killed a man in Round Lake Beach Saturday night.

11/09/2014

Marlon Boyce (Credit: Chicago Police)

Second Man Charged In 2011 Englewood Murder

Marlon Boyce, 27, is charged with first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Devonta Childress at 6:20 p.m. on July 6, 2011, Chicago Police said.

11/07/2014

Officer Thomas Wortham

Father Recounts Final Moments Of His Officer Son’s Life

Retired Chicago Police Sgt. Thomas Wortham III recalled in court Thursday how, with a gun in each hand, he opened fire on two men who fatally shot his namesake son, also a Chicago cop, during an attempted robbery outside his Chatham neighborhood home in 2010.

11/06/2014

Darren Vann, suspected serial killer. Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Indiana Police To Check DNA Samples To Identify Serial Killing Victims

DNA samples have been sent to Indiana State Police to see if they can identify two of the three unidentified women whose remains were found inside abandoned homes in Gary last month.

11/05/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Woman Sentenced To Life In Prison In Grisly Joliet Slayings

Bethany McKee was convicted of two counts of murder in August, in the strangling deaths of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins, both 22, in January 2013.

11/04/2014

Lasoyna Steward (Credit: Harvey Police)

Woman Charged With Stabbing Boyfriend To Death

Toddrique McKinnor, 40, was stabbed during a fight with his girlfriend, 45-year-old Lasoyna Steward, in the 1000 block of West 157th Place in Harvey, according to Harvey police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

11/04/2014

Tierra Williams (Credit: Chicago Police)

Second Person Charged With Fatal Beating In Park Manor

Tierra M. Williams, 29, of the 6600 block of South Rockwell, is charged with first-degree murder for the March 26 attack that left Anthony Morris dead in the 7000 block of South Vincennes Avenue, Chicago Police announced early Monday.

11/03/2014

Two people were found shot to death inside a van early Sunday in south suburban Ford Heights, police said. | NVP News video

Police Investigating Two Double Murders In Ford Heights

There has been a double homicide in Ford Heights – just two days after another double homicide in that south suburb.

11/02/2014

A male was shot by Chicago Police and seriously wounded Wednesday night after he opened fire at officers in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Teen Shot By Police Charged With Attempted Murder

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder after he opened fire at Chicago Police officers and was then shot by police Wednesday night in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

11/01/2014

Alstory Simon (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Alstory Simon Freed In 1982 Murder Case

In another stunning reversal in a 1982 double murder, Cook County prosecutors have thrown out the conviction of 64-year-old Alstory Simon, whose videotaped confession freed Anthony Porter from death row in 1999, approximately 48 hours before Porter was to be executed.

10/30/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office)

Suspected Serial Killer Pleads Not Guilty In Two Stranglings

A week after he was held in contempt of court for refusing to speak to a judge, suspected serial killer Darren Vann politely answered the same judge’s questions, and pleaded not guilty to the murders of two women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana earlier this month.

10/29/2014

Stacy Peterson (Supplied Photo)

Stacy Peterson’s Family Won’t Have Her Declared Legally Dead After All

Seven years ago Tuesday, Stacy Peterson disappeared from her home in Will County, never to be seen again, and her family said they are now reconsidering a decision to file papers to declare her legally dead.

10/28/2014

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Murder Charges Filed In Shooting Death Of 13-Year-Old Gary Boy

A 13-year-old boy was shot and killed Friday evening in northwest Indiana by a neighbor who was upset about his house being burglarized and became enraged when the teen laughed at him. On Monday, the neighbor was charged with murder.

10/27/2014

Cliffon Johnson (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Fatal Back Of The Yards Shooting

Cliffon Johnson, 28 of the 5500 block of South Washtenaw, was charged with one count of first-degree murder, according to a police statement.

10/27/2014

Jermaine Powell and Joshua Grayer (Credit: Chicago Police)

Two Charged In Fatal Austin Neighborhood Shooting

Jermaine Powell, 19 of the 5900 block of West Huron, and Joshua Grayer, 19 of the 1200 block of South Saint Louis, were each charged with first degree murder, according to a police statement.

10/27/2014

Afrikka Hardy (Credit: Facebook)

Memorial Service To Be Held For Indiana Murder Victim

The family of Indiana murder victim Afrikka Hardy will hold a memorial service for her next Saturday.

10/26/2014

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