Comment of the Day: “We all love you and hope to see justice work in your favor”

Antonio Hobson was fatally shot Aug. 27 in the North Lawndale neighborhood. Reader “Bwhy?” posted this about him:

R.I.P Tone we all love you and hope to see justice work in your favor.

Prosecutors: Hector Rivera fatally stabbed girlfriend Erendira Pimentel-Hernandez 22 times in Albany Park

Hector Rivera / Photo from Chicago Police

Hector Rivera / Photo from Chicago Police

BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN
Chicago Sun-Times

A convicted felon who allegedly stabbed his caretaker girlfriend to death in Albany Park last week was ordered held without bond Tuesday.

Hector Rivera stabbed Erendira Pimentel-Hernandez 22 times with his steak knife during an arguing in a stairwell near where she was working in the 4700 block of North Lawndale Avenue, said Assistant State’s Attorney Glen Runk.
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Ernesto Garcia, 57, beaten to death in Logan Square

Scene where Ernesto Garcia was beaten / Photo from NVP
Scene where Ernesto Garcia was beaten / Photo from NVP

A 57-year-old homeless man was beaten to death Saturday night in the Logan Square neighborhood.

Two males exited a black Nissan and repeatedly punched and kicked Ernesto Garcia in an alley in the 1900 block of North Ridgeway Avenue, authorities said.
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Hector Rivera charged with murder in Albany Park stabbing death of Erenbira Pimentel-Hernandez

Hector Rivera / Photo from Chicago Police

Hector Rivera / Photo from Chicago Police

Hector Rivera has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of caretaker Erenbira Pimentel-Hernandez Wednesday morning in the Albany Park neighborhood.

Pimentel-Hernandez, 38, was stabbed multiple times in a stairwell in the 4700 block of North Lawndale Avenue about 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, authorities said.
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Autopsy: Victor Ramirez beaten, intentionally run over by car in Little Village

Victor Ramirez died after being beaten and run over by a car in the Little Village neighborhood early Sunday.

Ramirez, 23, got into a fight in the 4100 block of West 26th Street about 5:30 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.

Ramirez, of the 3000 block of West 41st Street, was beaten during the fight, authorities said. One of the attackers then got into a car and ran over Ramirez while making a U-turn.
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Johnny White killed in Back of the Yards shooting

Johnny White was fatally shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood late Friday.

White, 36, was shot in the head and thigh and police found him on a sidewalk in the 5400 block of South Damen Avenue about 10:45 p.m. Friday, authorities said.
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Police: Murders down 8% in August, 7.5% in 2014

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy discusses crime stats / Photo by Brian Jackson
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy discusses crime stats / Photo by Brian Jackson

BY MICHAEL LANSU
Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

Chicago Police announced Monday that August murders declined for the third consecutive year.

Police reported 46 murders in August, an 8 percent decrease from the 50 killings in 2013 and a 16 percent decrease from the 55 slayings in 2012. There were only 35 murders in August 2011.

Despite the decrease in killings, the number of shooting incidents and shooting victims remained about the same.
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WEEK IN REVIEW: Nine murdered throughout Chicago

BY MICHAEL LANSU
Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

Nine people were murdered throughout Chicago last week, including two beating deaths and one fatal stabbing.

Both of the beatings happened over the holiday weekend, when three people were shot to death and at least 33 others were wounded by gunfire.

The most recent murder happened when a 29-year-old man was shot in the 7400 block of North Ridge Avenue in the Roger Park community about 8:45 p.m. Sunday, authorities said. His name was not yet released.
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Marsharra Tate charged with murder in shooting death of Summer Moore

Marsharra Tate / Photo from Chicago Police

Marsharra Tate / Photo from Chicago Police

A second man has been charged with murder in the May shooting death of Summer Moore, a mother of three killed outside a family party in the Morgan Park community.

Marsharra Tate, 19, was was also charged with one count each of attempted murder and and aggravated discharge of a firearm, police said. He is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing Sunday.

Tate, of the 8300 block of South Saginaw Avenue, was identified as the man who shot Moore in the 11400 block of South Aberdeen Street May 9, authorities said.

Moore, 37, was attending a party to celebrate a teenage relative’s prom send-off when she was shot in the chest, her family said. Police said she was not the intended target.
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Darius Sept fatally shot in Morgan Park

Darius Sept was shot to death early Saturday in the Morgan Park community.

Sept, 34, was shot in the abdomen in the 10900 block of South Racine Avenue about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.
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