By DANIEL BROWN
Chicago Sun-Times Wire
Donald Arrington, 31, of the 6900 block of South Dorchester Avenue, is charged with first-degree murder for the death of the 50-year-old White on Aug. 31, 2015, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
White’s body was found in the basement of a building around 11 a.m. in the 3900 block of North Spaulding Avenue, police said. Arrington had fatally struck White with a blunt object during an altercation before setting him on fire and fleeing the scene, according to police.
White was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. His personal property and vehicle were later found in a northern suburb.
Police gathered information during the investigation that led to Arrington’s arrest Wednesday in the 1500 block of East 72nd Place, police said.
Arrington is set to appear in bond court Friday.