Murder

Quinton Evans (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Jesse White Tumbler

Quinton Evans, 19, is charged with first-degree murder for the shooting of 16-year-old Devonshay Lofton, according to Chicago Police.

09/24/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Judge To Hear Recording Of Alleged Mastermind Of Grisly Joliet Murders

The voice of the man who allegedly engineered a grisly double-homicide on Joliet’s Hickory Street in January 2013 could finally echo through a Will County courtroom Wednesday.

09/24/2014

Mark Oelerich

Murder Defendant Says Demons, God Controlled Him

Jurors heard graphic details of a fatal head-on crash and allegations of bizarre behavior from the defendant during opening statements Tuesday in the first-degree murder trial of Mark Oelerich.

09/24/2014

Sheila von Wiese-Mack (Credit: Caxton Club)

Attorney: Oak Park Man Did Not Confess To Killing Girlfriend’s Mom In Bali

The attorney for an Oak Park man accused of killing his girlfriend’s mother in Indonesia has disputed a report by police in Bali that his client confessed to the murder.

09/23/2014

File photo of girl holding candle at a vigil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Relatives Of Murder Victims Gather For Memorial Service At UIC Forum

Hundreds of relatives of murder victims in Cook County gathered for a memorial service yesterday at the UIC Forum.

09/21/2014

Kelli O'Laughlin (Courtesy: O'Laughlin Family)

Ex-Con Found Guilty In Murder Of Southwest Suburban Teen

Kelli O’Laughlin was killed after police say she interrupted John Wilson Jr. burglarizing her family’s home.

09/15/2014

Michael Martinez, Courtney McFields, and Richard Nunez

Three Men, Including Convicted Killer, Charged In Little Village Burglary Ring

Police believe the three are responsible for a 16-month string of burglaries from Little Village homes, businesses, and garages.

09/12/2014

(AP Photo/Deerfield Police Department, File)

New DNA Tests OK’d In Murder Of Former Bears Player’s Girlfriend

Serving a double life sentence for killing the pregnant girlfriend of ex-Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle, Marni Yang is hoping new DNA tests will pave the way for her exoneration, the News-Sun is reporting.

09/11/2014

Mason Johnson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Gets 20 Years For Stabbing Father To Death

Mason Johnson, 26, was charged in the March 23, 2013, stabbing death of his father Kenneth Johnson during a domestic dispute at the older man’s home in the 11400 block of South Rockwell, authorities said previously.

09/11/2014

Demetrius Jackson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Sentenced To 35 Years For Killing Man Who Intervened In Fight

Demetrius Jackson, 34, was found guilty of first-degree murder on June 16 following a bench trial, according to court records.

09/11/2014

Nicholette Lawrence (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Tragic Details Of Girl’s Death Shock Neighbors, Police

CHICAGO (STMW) — While a north suburban neighborhood remained in shock Monday over the death of an 11-year-old girl, some neighbors also expressed surprise to learn that Raasania Coley had been living on their block. […]

09/09/2014

Orhan Cerimagic (left) and Brittney Mitchell (right) are charged with murder in a home invasion that left their victim and an accomplice dead of stab wounds. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man And Woman Charged In Fatal Norwood Park Stabbing

A man and woman were each charged with two counts of first-degree murder for their roles in a fatal home invasion in the Norwood Park neighborhood that left a resident and one of the robbers’ accomplices dead.

09/08/2014

Nicolette Lawrence. (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Waukegan Woman Charged With Murdering Daughter

A mother has been charged with the murder of her 11-year-old daughter in Waukegan.

09/07/2014

Paris Poe (Credit: FBI)

“Supergang” Chief Charged With Killing Federal Informant

Paris “Poleroski” Poe, 31, allegedly gunned down informant Keith Daniels, 27, in front of Daniels’ young son and girlfriend last year, just days after Daniels was unmasked as a federal informant.

09/05/2014

Drumaine McKinley. (Police Photo)

Man Charged In Grisly Murder Of Woman In Apartment Laundry Room

-An apartment laundry room became a murder scene Wednesday in Joliet and police say they captured murder suspect Drumaine McKinley-hiding after making the grisly discovery.

09/03/2014

John Wilson Jr. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Mother Reads Texts She Received From Phone Of Murdered Daughter In Court

Chilling text messages were revealed in court Wednesday in the murder trial of John Wilson Jr.

09/03/2014

Demetries Thorpe. (Credit: Zion Police)

Man Gets 30 Years For Killing Girlfriend’s Infant Son

A Zion man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday for murdering his former girlfriend’s 5-month-old baby last summer and disposing of his body in a garbage dumpster.

09/02/2014

Hector Rivera (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Fatal Albany Park Stabbing

An Avondale man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of caretaker Erenbira Pimentel-Hernandez Wednesday morning in the Albany Park neighborhood.

09/02/2014

(Credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Chicago Murder Numbers Through August Lowest Since 1963

The city of Chicago closed the first eight months of 2014 with the fewest murder to date, since 1963.

09/01/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Woman Convicted Of Murder In Gruesome 2013 Double Homicide

A Will County judge has convicted a 20-year-old woman of two counts of murder for her role in a grisly 2013 double slaying in Joliet.

08/29/2014

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