Comment of the Day: “I have a son, [and] I fear for everytime he leaves out the door”

Demureya Macon, 13, was fatally shot after being asked his gang affiliation Sunday night in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. Reader “Ms. I Stay 1Hunna” posted this about the killing:

Another young man’s life cut short too soon, another young man who was asked about his gang affiliation before his final moment. I don’t understand what’s going on in this city but I’m sick of it.What gives somebody the right to do such things? I have a son I fear for everytime he leaves out the door and I’m sure I’m not alone. I cannot imagine the pain his mother and his entire family are feeling right now but every inch of my heart goes out to them all. This is not right! This should not be happening to so many children or anyone for that matter.

UPDATE: Maciej Kotlinski held without bond in stabbing deaths of girlfriend, 7-year-old daughter

BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN
Chicago Sun-Times

A Northwest Side man accused of viciously stabbing his live-in girlfriend and 7-year-old daughter to death nearly decapitated his child and plunged a knife so deep into the girl’s chest, the blade came out of her back, Cook County prosecutors said.

Ania Kosinska and Victoria Kotlinski’s lifeless bodies were discovered in pools of blood in the kitchen of their home, in the 3400 block of North Odell Avenue Sunday morning.

Officers also found the family’s cat and dog stabbed to death and knives were scattered throughout the kitchen, authorities said.
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UPDATE: Maciej Kotlinski charged with murder in stabbing deaths of woman, 7-year-old girl

Scene where Ania Kosinska and Victoria Kotlinski were stabbed to death / Photo by Al Podgorski
Scene where Ania Kosinska and Victoria Kotlinski were stabbed to death / Photo by Al Podgorski

BY BRIAN SLODYSKO
Chicago Sun-Times

A 35-year-old man has been charged in the Sunday murders of his live in girlfriend and their 7-year-old daughter, authorities said.

Maciej Kotlinski, of the 3400 block of North Odell Avenue, faces two counts of first-degree in the Northwest Side slaying, Chicago Police announced Monday night.

It all began in north suburban Waukegan on Sunday morning, when a suicidal man confessed to police that he’d “harmed his family.”

Soon police cars raced through Chicago’s Dunning neighborhood until they reached the home Odell Avenue home. Inside, they found the bodies of 34-year-old Ania Kosinska and 7-year-old Victoria Kotlinski about 9 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.
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Ania Kosinska, 7-year-old Victoria Kotlinski fatally stabbed in Dunning home

A woman and a young girl were found murdered inside their Dunning home Sunday morning shortly after a man told Waukegan police he just “harmed his family.”

Police discovered the bodies 34-year-old Ania Kosinska and 7-year-old Victoria Kotlinski about 9 a.m. Sunday at their home in the 3400 block of North Odell Avenue, authorities said.

A Monday autopsy determined both died from multiple stab and incise wounds, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, which ruled the deaths homicides.
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Comment of the Day: “It hurts every time I look at this and see my Lil Brother had to be taken away like that”

Geanni Boyd, 16, was fatally shot Sept. 4, 2013, in the Washington Park neighborhood. Reader “LadysLove Teece〽️ula” posted this about him:

It hurts everytime I look at this and see my Lil Brother had to be taken away like that. My Head All Messed Up If I Think About Him Now

Prosecutors: Julian Garcia fatally shot Salvador Ponce in Little Village before Super Bowl party

Julian Garcia / Photo from Illinois Department of Corrections
Julian Garcia / Photo from Illinois Department of Corrections

BY MICHAEL LANSU
Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

A man already in prison on a gun charge was ordered held on $2 million bond Monday after prosecutors said he fatally shot a man going to a Super Bowl party last year in the Little Village neighborhood.

Salvador Ponce, 32, stopped at a store near South Kedvale Avenue and West 30th Street about 4:30 p.m. Feb. 3, 2014, on his way to a Super Bowl party, said Assistant State’s Attorney Alex Molesky.

When Ponce exited the store, a green Chevrolet Venture pulled up to the intersection, Julian Garcia exited the passenger’s side, yelled “King Love” and opened fire in the direction of Ponce and a 19-year-old man standing nearby, Molesky said.
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UPDATE: Nehemiah Spencer held on $2M bond in fatal Woodlawn stabbing of Leroyce Noel

Nehemiah Spencer / Photo from Chicago Police
Nehemiah Spencer / Photo from Chicago Police

BY MICHAEL LANSU
Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

A Woodlawn man was ordered held on $2 million bond Monday after police claim he fatally stabbed a man who came to his girlfriend’s aid during an argument.

On Saturday, Nehemiah Spencer got into an argument with his girlfriend, who called family members for a ride home and threatened to leave with their two children, said Assistant State’s Attorney Glen Runk.

Spencer, 24, responded by hitting his girlfriend in the face, holding a knife to her neck and threatening to harm her family if they came to his apartment in the 6500 block of South Minerva Avenue, Runk said.

The woman’s 34-year-old uncle and 20-year-old family friend Leroyce Noel arrived “a short time later,” Runk said. Spencer then let both men into the apartment and stabbed Noel once in the chest with a claw knife about 3 p.m., authorities said.
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Cousin: Slain teen Kamaal Burton ‘would do anything for his granny’

Kamaal Burton / Photo Photo from Facebook

Kamaal Burton / Photo Photo from Facebook

BY KALEY FOWLER
Homicide Watch Chicago

Kamaal Burton was a “walking radio” who announced his presence by blasting hip-hop music, his cousin said.

“We always heard Kamaal coming because he had his music blaring,” said Marquette Hearon. “He was always listening to hip-hop, especially King Louie — he was Kamaal’s favorite.”

Hip-hop music no longer fills the Burton’s home as the 18-year-old was fatally shot Sept. 18 in the Altgeld Gardens community.

Authorities said Burton was walking with another male near East 133rd Street and South Langley Avenue when two gunmen walked up and opened fire about 9:40 p.m. that night.
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WEEK IN REVIEW: Nine dead in Chicago slayings

BY MICHAEL LANSU
Homicide Watch Chicago

At least nine people were killed by violence last week in Chicago.

Nobody was killed in the city Tuesday through Thursday, the longest murder free stretch since early August. However, the week ended with a flurry of violence that left eight dead since Friday afternoon.

The most recent killing happened when 24-year-old Miguel Hernandez was shot while standing on a porch in the in the 8500 block of South Escanaba Avenue about 11 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.
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Demureya Macon, 13, shot to death in Chicago Lawn

A 13-year-old boy was shot to death Sunday night in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood after being asked about his gang affiliation.

Demureya Macon was with a friend in the 6600 block of South Talman Avenue when a gunman walked out from a nearby alley and asked about his gang affiliation about 8:35 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.
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