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: COVID-19 Update: Indiana Reports 1,041 New Cases, 7 Deaths
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: Coronavirus In Illinois: 2,666 New Cases, 10 Additional Deaths
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: 2 Children, 2 Adults Hospitalized After Crash On Lake Shore Drive
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