By JORDAN OWEN
A 45-year-old man has been charged with stabbing his wife’s godbrother, Lamar Watson, during an argument with his wife about six weeks ago in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.
Byron Johnson faces one count of first-degree murder, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.
At 8:47 a.m. Oct. 25, Johnson was arguing with his wife inside their home in the 1400 block of South Avers when his wife asked him to leave, prosecutors said. She began packing up his belongings and asked her two sons to keep him out of the bedroom.
Johnson became angry that his wife’s godbrother, the 39-year-old Watson, was helping her, so he hit Watson with a crutch, prosecutors said.
Watson suggested they go outside, where they got into a fist fight, which continued back inside the home, prosecutors said.