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Illinois man charged with murder after home invasion

One of the most important qualities in life is the perception of safety. People want to know that they are safe when they are sitting in their own home or walking down the street. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case, and houses are sometimes robbed. A homeowner's safety is especially compromised if they happen to be in the home when the attempted robbery occurs. One Illinois man has recently lost his life when he was allegedly shot by another man, now charged with murder, during a home invasion.

Although a 21-year-old has only recently been charged as a result of the murder and robbery, the incident occurred in July. Police claim that the man and an accomplice broke into a house in the afternoon in mid-July and shot a 27-year-old man in the chest. He died as a result of his injuries.

The man's alleged accomplice, a 23-year-old male, was arrested on the same day of the incident. It is unclear what charges he faces. The younger suspect will appear in court to determine bond within the week.

Both of these young men who are charged with murder face a criminal trial. Despite the charges against them, it is unclear how authorities determined the charges were warranted. Illinois prosecutors will have to prove that the two men are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt -- a burden a proof that will require a large amount of evidence to support. The American justice system is rightfully concerned with punishing those responsible for a crime; however, it is equally important to protect those who may be wrongfully accused.

Source: CBS Chicago, Man Charged With July Murder, Home Invasion, No author, Oct. 24, 2013

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