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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

5-month-old infant Joshua Summeries. (Credit: Zion Police)

New DNA Evidence Cited In Zion Baby Death Case

A new, “significant,” DNA report involving the murder of a 5-month-old baby from north suburban Zion last summer is being reviewed by prosecutors and defense attorneys for Demetries Thorpe, accused of murder in the case, but neither side was revealing information Monday morning.

05/13/2014

Billy Varner (Lake County Jail booking photo)

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Killing Wife With Machete, Suffocating Mom

A north suburban man accused of nearly decapitating his wife with a machete and later suffocating his elderly mother will spend the rest of his life behind bars if he is convicted their murders.

12/05/2013

Billy Varner (Lake County Jail booking photo)

No Bail For Man Charged In Vicious Slayings Of Wife, Mother

An Antioch man was ordered held without bond Tuesday morning, accused of brutally killing his wife and mother in the apartment they all shared, then fleeing the state.

11/05/2013

Pearl, the Alt family's dog, died when she suffocated after she was caught in an animal trap that police said was apparently intentionally set. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Indiana Family’s Dog Killed In Animal Trap

Pearl was left struggling with her head pinched in the jaws of an animal trap on Saturday. Police said Pearl’s death was no accident.

12/12/2012

Roseland Toddler Was Beaten And Suffocated

A 1-year-old boy found with bruises all over his body was beaten and suffocated in his Far South Side home, a Monday autopsy found.

04/18/2011

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Lakeview Woman Charged In Death Of 8-Month-Old Son

A Lakeview woman who is undergoing psychiatric care for post-partum illness has been charged with suffocating her 8-month-old son, authorities said Thursday.

04/14/2011