Man who allegedly stabbed cousin held on $1M bond

Sun-Times Media Wire, January 29, 2013 3:30PM

A Maywood man accused of fatally stabbing his cousin following a South Shore birthday party was ordered held on $1 million bond Tuesday.

Reginald Duckworth, 22, is accused of fatally stabbing his cousin, 32-year-old Willie Wilson, about 11:50 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.

Duckworth was part of a group of people that attended a birthday party at Wilson’s home in the 2500 block of East 73rd Sun Place, according to court documents. After the party, Duckworth asked a woman for money multiple times.

Wilson told Duckworth to stop asking for money and the two got into an argument in the basement, according to court documents. The argument turned physical and Duckworth punched Wilson.

Witnesses tried to break up the fight but Duckworth resisted, pushing an arthritic 60-year-old man to the ground, before throwing Wilson over a table and stabbing him multiple times, court documents said.

Wilson told another person in the basement that Duckworth stabbed him, court documents said. Witnesses saw Duckworth run away with a knife in his hand.

Wilson was declared dead at the scene at 11:55 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

Duckworth, of the 1700 block of West Madison Street in Maywood, was charged with first-degree murder, authorities said. On Tuesday, Judge Donald Panarese Jr. ordered Duckworth held on $1 million bond.

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