Deadly Babysitters: Norma Chagnama charged with the murder of 4-month-old Zury Cruz-Sumba in her illegal daycare

4-month-old dies of injuries from child abuse in Albany Park
Babysitter Faces Murder Charge, Accused of Abuse in Death of 4-Month-Old Albany Park Infant
Albany Park woman arrested in child abuse death of 4-month-old, police say
Zury Cruz Sumba child abuse case: Woman charged with murder of baby girl in Chicago
Chicago woman charged with murder in death of 4-month-old
Chicago Babysitter Charged With Murder After Death of 4-Month-Old Girl in Her Care
No bond for babysitter accused of killing 4-month-old girl
Babysitter killed infant, told parents to ‘trust the word of God’ and gave them $2,000: Prosecutors



Deadly Duo: Torolan Williams and Michael King robbed and killed 5 people at a house on Rhodes Ave in South Chicago; Sentenced to LWOP

7607 S Rhodes Ave.

Lakesha “Perfect” Doss, 17
Whitney “Princess” Flowers, 22
Anthony “Tony Too Much” Scales, 26
Reginald Walker, 23
Donovan “Don P” Richardson, 24

Chicago police: Suspect in 5 slayings didn’t act alone
Second man charged in 5 Chicago slayings
Quintuple murder trial begins for man accused in South Side killings
Man Convicted Of Role In Killing 5 People In 2008
Torolan Williams convicted in murder of 5 people during robbery
Jury: Man guilty of killing 5, ‘execution style’
Man gets 5 life sentences for 2008 quintuple slaying
Man Found Guilty of Murdering Five in 2008
People of the State of Illinois v Michael King 2017 (convicted and sentence affirmed)

Torolan Williams – convicted, sentenced to natural life
Michael King – convicted, sentenced to natural life
Arthur Brown – pled guilty, sentenced to 24 years in prison




Highland Park 4th of July Parade Massacre: Robert “Bobby” Crimo III has allegedly confessed to killing the mass shooting that killed 7 people and injured at least 38 thus far

Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza, 78
Irina McCarthy, 35
Kevin McCarthy, 37
Eduardo Uvaldo, 69
Katherine Goldstein, 64
Stephen Straus, 88
Jacquelyn Sundheim, 63

Highland Park Parade Shooting (2022)
Nicolas Toledo Zaragoza obituary
Family, friends remember Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza, killed in Highland Park
Irina McCarthy obituary
Kevin Michael McCarthy obituary
Mourners remember toddler’s mother for humor, love of family
July 4 parade funerals conclude with tribute to slain dad
Eduardo Uvaldo obituary
7th Highland Park shooting victim, Eduardo Uvaldo, was ‘loving’ grandfather of 16 who was struck beside family
July 4 parade attack victim remembered for love of family
‘Best Mom in the World’: Family Remembers Katherine Goldstein, Fatally Shot in Highland Park Shooting
Katherine Goldstein, Highland Park parade victim, remembered as a devoted mother, bird lover
Stephen Straus obituary
Stephen Straus’ service honors a man, a ‘mensch’ and a family pillar
Jacquelyn Sundheim obituary
Mourners for Jacki Sundheim urged not to be bitter, indifferent despite cruelty that took 63-year-old’s life
Funerals held for Highland Park victims Stephen Straus, Jacquelyn Sundheim, Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza
Grandfather, 76, Identified as Victim of July 4 Parade Shooting: He ‘Saved All Our Lives’
Highland Park mass shooting suspect confessed to attack, considered another shooting in Madison, Wisconsin
At Least 6 Dead After Gunman Opens Fire at July 4 Parade in Highland Park, Illinois
GoFundMe created to help boy whose parents killed in 4th of July parade shooting
gofundme: Irina and Kevin McCarthy
Mass Shooter Kills at Least Six People at Illinois Fourth of July Parade: Police
Highland Park Shooting: Woman Recalls Rescuing Toddler Who Was Covered with His Father’s Blood
Person of Interest Taken into Custody in Connection to July 4 Parade Shooting in Highland Park
Robert E. Crimo III Charged with Seven Counts of First-Degree Murder in Highland Park Independence Day Massacre
Highland Park July Fourth parade shooting
‘I’m heartbroken and sad’: Mom of boy paralyzed in parade shooting speaks publicly for 1st time
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan holds Highland Park benefit show at Madame Zuzu
Robert Crimo Indicted on 117 Counts Over Independence Day Massacre in Chicago Suburb
Suspect in Highland Park massacre faces 110 new charges in grand jury indictment
Robert Crimo III indicted on 117 counts in deadly Highland Park parade shooting, prosecutors say


Deadly Husbands: Fred Grabbe killed his wife, Charlotte, when she planned to leave him; Sentenced to 75 years in prison

Charlotte Grabbe

Find-A-Grave: Charlotte Sue Gore Grabbe
The Farmer’s Family
People of the State of Illinois v Fred Grabbe 1986 (convictions overturned)
Fred Grabbe court records
Convicted killer Fred Grabbe due for parole in mid-July
Convicted killer Fred Grabbe due for parole in mid-July
True Crime Stories: Fred Grabbe

They Will Kill: Episode: The Atrocious Murder of Charlotte Grabbe

Forensic Files: Root of All Evil


Mothers From Hell: Andrea Hagler charged with killing her 8-year-old daughter, Amaria Osby, on her birthday, by smothering her with a plastic bag on her head, as she screamed, “Momma, stop”

Amaria Osby

This has hit me really bad. When I close my eyes I can hear this beautiful little girl screaming and then nothing. But then I read the other put another bag on herself and tried to suffocate herself. There must be some kind of mental illness issues here and I really hope she gets help while she is incarcerated. She has admitted what she did, so she does need to pay for her actions, because this child is not coming back. I hope her remorse is real.

Girl, 8, asphyxiated in Uptown home, mom attempted suicide, sources say
8-year-old Amaria Osby pleaded “momma, stop!” as mother Andreal Hagler smothered her with plastic bag, prosecutors say
Prosecutors: Chicago woman admitted smothering daughter, 8
Chicago mother charged with killing 8-year-old daughter, one day after social worker visited family
Uptown mom charged with killing daughter because she believed girl ‘didn’t love her anymore’: police
Chicago mother killed 8-year-old daughter because she believed girl ‘didn’t love her anymore’: prosecutors


Cold Case: Joe Tucker raped and killed Jana Marie Reynolds in her home; Sentenced to LWOP

Jana Marie Reynolds

Jana Reynolds obituary
Find-A-Grave: Jana Marie Wellmaker Reynolds
Killing Stuns Illinois Community
The People of the State of Illinois v Joe C. Tucker, Jr 2011 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
People of the State of Ill v Joe C. Tucker 2017 (remanded for evidentiary hearing)
Cold Case Closed: The Murder of Jana Reynolds

Cold Case Closed: The Murder of Jana Reynolds

Cold Case Files: Eyes at the Window


Brickyard Mall murder: Alphonso Hamilton charged with shooting and killing his wife, Jennifer, in the parking lot near Target

Jennifer Hamilton

Woman Fatally Shot Outside Chicago’s Brickyard Mall Identified
Chicago Brickyard Mall Shooting: What We Know About the Shooting, the Victim and the Suspect
Prosecutors: Alphonso Hamilton shot, killed wife in Brickyard Mall parking lot after asking if she was seeing anybody
Brickyard mall shooting suspect charged with killing wife, a mental health specialist at Cook County Jail and ‘staunch advocate’
Suspect Charged in Fatal Shooting of Woman in Parking Lot at Brickyard Mall
Man charged with killing wife in shooting outside Brickyard Mall after she got restraining order
Brickyard Mall shooting: Husband charged with fatally shooting wife in Target parking lot
After fatal shooting at Brickyard Mall, advocates urge people to speak out about domestic violence


Monsters Among Us: Raymond Scott Larsen

Frank Casolari, 16 [5/17/1972 Schiller Woods Forest Preserves]

Find-A-Grave: Francis A. “Frank” Casolari
Sentencing for Ray Larsen: 100-year sentence for slayer of teen
The People of the State of Illinois v Raymond Scott Larsen 1977 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Corrections Department: Paroled child killer now a fugitive
Paroled child killer now a fugitive, IDOC says
Newly paroled Chicago child killer Ray Larsen, 76, is now a fugitive, records show
Fugitive killer back in custody


Update: Peggy Lynn Johnson Schroeder murder *Linda LaRoche convicted of all charges; Sentenced to LWOP*

Peggy Lynn Johnson Schroeder

Cold Case: Linda La Roche charged with the 1999 murder of Peggy Lynn Johnson Schroeder aka Racine County Jane Doe
Who is Linda LaRoche? A look at a suspected killer’s Facebook and past
Trial begins for woman accused of killing ‘Jane Doe,’ dumping body in field
Racine County Cold-Case Homicide Trial Gets Underway
Peggy Johnson-Schroeder was abused for years before her death, sons of accused killer testify
Testimony regarding Linda LaRoche’s alleged past abuse of Peggy Lynn Schroeder to be allowed at trial
Peggy Lynn Johnson-Schroeder: Medical examiner testifies cause of death was bacterial infection from wound
Death of Peggy Lynn Johnson-Schroeder: Suspect’s daughter takes the stand
Ex-McHenry County woman found guilty in ‘99 killing of live-in nanny whose remains were found on rural Wisconsin road
Woman found guilty in 1999 killing of Peggy Lynn Johnson, hiding her corpse
A Nurse Took in a Cognitively Impaired Teen, Made Her a Nanny, and Tortured Her for Years Before Killing Her in 1999. Now She’s a Convicted Murderer.
Ex-Nurse Convicted Of Killing Kids’ Cognitively Impaired Nanny In 1999 After Years Of Abuse
Life in prison for woman convicted of killing Peggy Lynn Johnson-Schroeder
Woman convicted in 1999 homicide sentenced to life in prison
Linda LaRoche gets life for 1999 murder of Peggy Johnson in Racine County
Former Nurse Who Took in Cognitively Impaired Teen, Made Her a Nanny, and Tortured Her Before Killing Her Gets Life in Prison


#PeggyJohnson #LindaLaRoche #Wisconsin #coldcase #murder

Monsters Among Us: Steven Pfiel killed a 13-year-old girl, then while out on bail, raped his sister and beat his brother to death with a baseball bat

Hillary Norskog, 13 [7/17/1993 Palos Park, IL]
Roger Pfiel, 19 [3/18/1995 Crete, IL]

Find-A-Grave: Hillary L. Norskog
Find-A-Grave: Roger Wayne Pfiel Jr.
Family that fled with son ran into a new nightmare
`I Now Know I Am Guilty Of 2 Murders’
Pfiel gets 100 years in Norskog murder
A Case Study of Steven Pfiel (GREAT article)
A Family’s Nightmare: Parents Stood by One Son, Lost Another : Illinois: Youth is accused of brutally killing his elder brother while free on $100,000 bond in girl’s slaying. Trial begins Tuesday.
National Organization of Victims of Juvenile Murderers: Hillary Norskog
My Crime Library: Steven Pfeil Teen Killer Murders 2 In Illinois


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