Comment of the Day: “Brother I Miss You. My Heart Cries For You!!”

Martell Robinson was fatally shot this month in a Roseland alley. Reader “Nikki” posted this about him:

Brother I Miss You. My Heart Cries For You!! GOD Give Us Strength!

Prosecutors: Andrea Brown smothered Tamica Riley to death during fight over money in East Garfield Park

Andrea Brown / Photo from Chicago Police

Andrea Brown / Photo from Chicago Police

BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN
Chicago Sun-Times

A woman with a history of mental illness allegedly smothered a rival to death with her body after the two fought over money over the weekend.

Andrea Brown, who at 5-foot-3 and 235 pounds, is at least twice as big as her victim, authorities said.

Brown, 23, believed Tamica Riley owed her money and took Riley’s shoes as they argued Sunday in the 800 block of South California Avenue, prosecutors said.

Brown said she wouldn’t give 37-year-old Riley her shoes back until she paid the money she owed, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Elizabeth Novy said.
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Jeremy Mendez, 16, held without bond in murder of retired Chicago Police sergeant

Elmer Brown / Photo from Chicago Police

Elmer Brown / Photo from Chicago Police

BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN
Chicago Sun-Times

A 16-year-old Indiana boy was ordered held without bond Wednesday for his alleged role in the murder of an elderly retired Chicago Police sergeant.

While his mother sat next to him, Jeremy Mendez admitted to detectives that he forced himself into 73-year-old Elmer Brown’s home the night of the incident last spring, Cook County prosecutors said.

Jesse Kazmierski, of Hammond, Ind., was charged with the deadly home invasion earlier this month. He also is being held without bond and is awaiting trial at Cook County Jail.

Believing Brown and his wife had a lot of money in a safe, Mendez, Kazmierski and another cohort drove from Indiana to Chicago on March 10 hoping to get their hands on the loot, authorities said.
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Comment of the Day: “Ending lives and ruining families seems to be how some solve problems”

Antonie Stewart, 51, was fatally shot Aug. 31 in what police called a “domestic related” shooting int he South Deering community. Reader “Sad in Chi” posted this about the shooting:

I don’t understand the mentality of today’s youth. They have no ability to think past the next 5 minutes. Ending lives and ruining families seems to be how some solve problems. Run, hide, lie and be prepared for the punishment cause CPD GONNA GET YOU.

Police: Andrea Brown beat woman to death in East Garfield Park

Andrea Brown / Photo from Chicago Police
Andrea Brown / Photo from Chicago Police

Andrea Brown has been charged with murder for allegedly beating another woman to death Sunday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said.

Officers were called to a building in the 800 block of South California Avenue and found a 37-year-old woman dead in a hallway about 5 p.m. Sunday, police said.
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Mother: Slain Marcus McCarty, 14, wanted to be a lawyer

BY KALEY FOWLER
Homicide Watch Chicago

Marcus McCarty was looking forward to his first day of high school, his family said.

But Marcus, 14, never got the chance to walk those halls after being shot Aug. 24 in the 1100 block of North Leclaire Avenue in the Austin community, authorities said. Marcus died about an hour later at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

Marcus’ mother, Sandra Bronson, described Marcus as a responsible teen who helped out around the house and did chores for his grandmother. He also enjoyed reading, especially the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series.

Marcus wasn’t always quiet, though, and his mother said he loved to debate and hoped to be a lawyer.
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Christopher McGee fatally shot in Upton

Christopher McGee was shot to death in the Uptown neighborhood Monday morning.

McGee, 22, was shot in the chest in the 4500 block of North Magnolia Avenue about 10:55 a.m., authorities said.
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Comment of the Day: “I love [you] so much and I have our son to remind me of you every day”

Kashif Tillis was fatally shot Aug. 5 in the Englewood neighborhood. Reader “chiefy queen” posted this about him:

I love u so much and i have our son to remind me of you every day. Its very hard t on me but i will keep taking care your son the same way you did. May ur soul rest my lovely Angel

WEEK IN REVIEW: Seven killed in Chicago shootings

BY MICHAEL LANSU
Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

Seven people were shot to death throughout Chicago last week.

Two of the fatal shootings happened over the weekend, when at least 14 other people were wounded by gunfire.

The most recent killing happened when 28-year-old Charles Labon was fatally shot while walking in the 4100 block of West 16th Street about 1:50 p.m. Sunday, police said.
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Charles Labon fatally shot in North Lawndale

Charles Labon was fatally shot Sunday afternoon in the North Lawndale community.

Labon, 28, was walking in the 4100 block of West 16th Street when a gray minivan pulled up and somebody inside opened fire about 1:50 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.
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