A person can never really know when their last moment might come. It could come during a car accident or as a result of violence by someone else. When someone is intentionally killed at the hands of another, people understandably want justice. However, it is important that the rights of the accused are carefully preserved, including ensuring that prosecutors have charged the actual perpetrator. One man has now been charged with attempted murder and murder after a recent shooting in Chicago.
Anyone who has been to a party knows the chaos that can ensue. Sometimes, there are large crowds of people with vastly different personalities and backgrounds, many of whom may be meeting for the first time. To complicate the confusion, they could be loud due to a large number of people talking amid loud music in the background. Occasionally, tensions can flare and possibly lead to violence. A recent party in Illinois has left a teenager charged with attempted murder.
Last year on the afternoon of Dec. 10, two men were shot in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood. The two men appeared to be doing nothing more than standing on the street when the shots rang out. Recently, a 17-year-old boy was charged with murder in the first degree and aggravated battery in connection with the incident.
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.
Most people associate this time of year with food and family. However, spending time with family doesn't always have a positive outcome. Tensions can sometimes arise when a family spends time together, making holiday gatherings somewhat stressful and sometimes even filled with conflict. One family in Illinois is now dealing with the death of a young man and the fact that the deceased's brother has now been charged with murder.
Police officers know that they are risking their life every time they report for duty. Most are willing to give their life in order to ensure the safety of the people they are sworn to protect. Unfortunately, one Chicago police officer lost his life in an incident that occurred while he was off duty. Recently, a third man has been charged with murder for his involvement in the officer's death.
Everyone knows the stress of car shopping. For many people, choosing the right model and trying to get the price that they feel is reasonable are not the only challenges when buying the perfect car. Many people also have to worry about their ability to secure appropriate financing to finalize the deal. One car dealer in the Chicago area who had previously been accused of fraud based on alleged attempts to secure loans for his customers now faces additional claims of being involved in a murder-for-hire plot and may find himself mounting a homicide defense.
Peer pressure is a powerful force, especially among teenagers. When some teenagers get together, they act in ways they would never do so on their own. Illinois prosecutors would have people believe that a group of four teens who were allegedly together almost two years ago carried out a shocking crime. While peer pressure can be a driving force, it rarely ends in cold-blooded murder. However, one of the four teens has been charged with murder in an incident that left two people dead.
It is not unusual for families to go together in the morning to a restaurant to have breakfast, especially on the weekend. For many, it is a stress-free time that allows the family to bond. Unfortunately for one family in Illinois, such a meal turned about to be their last as a complete family after the murder of the father. Another man from Illinois has since been charged with murder as a result.
On any given day, a channel surfer can find a dramatic crime show. These crimes are usually mysterious and shocking, and only the smartest of detectives can solve them. It is important to remember that these shows are a figment of someone's imagination -- they didn't really happen. However, a former Chicago area doctor has now been charged with murder in a case that has a feel of fiction and seems like it come be straight off the television.