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Those Pesky Homicides

Seems that the Johnson brothers are leading the city in homicides again this year….and 011 keeps increasing its lead, adding homicides from three months ago:
  • The death of a 72-year-old West Side man, who died after a domestic fight nearly three months ago, has been ruled a homicide.

    About 9:50 p.m. July 17, James L. Jefferies was involved in a fight in the 3900 block of West Arthington. A 61-year-old man struck Jefferies in the left eye and face, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.


    An autopsy at the time didn’t rule on cause and manner of death, with results pending further studies, but has since found he died of heart disease, according to the medical examiner’s office. Asthma and physical stress from the struggle were listed as contributing factors, and his death was ruled a homicide.

Even the senior citizens are whacking each other on the west side. Must be the youngsters rubbing off on them.

The morgue must have been clearing out a backlog:

  • The August death of a 5-year-old South Side boy has been ruled a homicide, authorities said.

    Raamse Lan’Pharay Morris, of the 6100 block of South Eberhart Avenue in the West Woodlawn neighborhood, died of multiple injuries from child abuse, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Was the ME on vacation?

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