Denzel Pittman killed his girlfriend, Jade Hannah, before turning the knife on Jade’s mother, Stacy Cochran-Hill, 43, and Jade’s 11-year-old sister, Joi Cochran, Cook County prosecutors said at the opening of Pittman’s bench trial on Wednesday.
CBS Atlanta reports Bell is suspected of fatally shooting 34-year-old Angelina Benton; her 12-year-old son, Joseph McDonald; and a 19-year-old family friend, Raynard Daniel.
Cook County prosecutors have charged four people in a grisly triple homicide three years ago in south suburban Harvey, following a botched home invasion and robbery.
Jury selection has started at the first trial in the Chicago area to allow cameras in court during testimony and through to a verdict.
Lawyers are questioning witnesses in court today and tomorrow in their bid to get a new trial for one of the men convicted of the gruesome 1995 slayings of a pregnant woman and her two kids.
Bond has been set at $2.5 million for a 22-year-old man charged with supplying the assault weapon used to kill three teenagers on the Southeast Side two years ago.
A Southwest Side man who was already being held in Cook County Jail when he was charged with the 2010 murders of three people found dead inside a car pleaded not guilty to the charges on Monday.
A man already being held in Cook County Jail was charged Wednesday in the 2010 murder of three people found dead inside a car.
A suspect in a triple murder in south suburban Harvey turned himself in Friday, according to Harvey police.