CHICAGO (STMW) — DNA evidence has linked a “career criminal” with a violent robbery-homicide that occurred in the West Englewood neighborhood in 2009.
George Patterson, 51, of the 1400 block of South Canal Street, faces one count of murder in connection to the Aug. 9, 2009 incident, according to a release by Chicago Police. He was charged Wednesday.READ MORE: Man Who Drove Up To Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge And Stopped Had Been Shot On Dan Ryan; 3-Year-Old In Car With Him Was Not Injured
Between 3:30 a.m. and 5 a.m., Patterson allegedly broke into a home in the 6800 block of South Marshfield Avenue and fatally beat and strangled a 57-year-old woman during a burglary, the release said.READ MORE: Woman Dead After Dragging Officer With Car Before Crashing Into Business In Dolton; Shots Fired By Police
Patterson has nine prior felony convictions, police said. He is already incarcerated for an unrelated incident.
Patterson is set to appear in bond court Thursday.MORE NEWS: Chicago Party Aunt Twitter Account Inspires New Netflix Animated Series
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