The names of the victims in the stabbing deaths at a South Side Chicago home early this morning have been released: Marquise Jackson, 12, and Quinton Jackson, 14. The sister’s name is not being released as she is a victim of a sexual assault. Reports have also stated that she was also stabbed. She is still listed in stable condition and will be okay. The suspect, Brian Gilbert, has been charged with 2 counts of first degree murder, 1 count of attempted first degree murder, and aggravated criminal sexual assault. Gilbert was a registered sex offender.
A family friend has stated that the children’s mother had broken up with Gilbert about 2 months ago after her daughter told her that he tried to molest her. There has been alot of problems between them ever since.
NBC5 spoke with a man who said he was a friend of the family’s. He said that the mother’s former live-in boyfriend no longer lived in the home, and that there was bad blood between the man and the mother. “She wasn’t in love with him no more,” said one man. “He had tried to molest her daughter a few months ago.”
These murders have devasted a family, a community and the school that the children attended. It was senseless and uncalled for. There is no reason to maliciously murder children. NO REASON.
Marquise and Quinton Jackson murders 4/26/2007 Chicago, IL *Suspect in custody*
Mother’s Ex-Boyfriend Charged In Murder Of 2 Boys
2 boys found dead in Chicago; suspect in custody
Man charged in South Side murders
Charges Filed In South Side Slaying
Update: Quinton and Marquise Jackson murders *Brian Gilbert convicted, sentenced to LWOP*
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