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Man charged with murder after Chicago stabbing

Those who have attended a late night house party often knows that the atmosphere can sometimes create chaos and confusion. There are likely people present who don't know each other very well in a loud and frenetic setting. Police claim one party in Chicago recently resulted in the death of a teenager and left one man charged with murder.

The party took place one night in early January. Police claim that an 18-year-old woman was in attendance. While there, she suffered multiple stab wounds, including to her eye. She was transported to an area hospital for treatment, but, unfortunately, died from her injuries approximately an hour later.

Police claim that a 37-year-old man arrived at the police precinct some time later. He claimed that he had been attacked and was treated for minor injuries. Although it is unclear why police suspected him, he was taken into custody in relation to the teenager's death.

At this time, there is little information indicating why the stabbing took place or what led police to suspect the man they ultimately arrested. While more details will likely come out in court regarding the events that led to the man being charged with murder, it seems that Chicago prosecutors have many questions to answer in order to meet the high standard of proof required by the criminal justice system; in order to obtain a guilty verdict, the man's guilt must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. As with any case, the man is considered innocent of the charges against him until -- and only if -- proven otherwise.

Source: CBS Chicago, Man Charged In Teen's Stabbing Death, No author, Jan. 8, 2014

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