Jose Marroquin charged with murder in Little Village stabbing death of Cicero resident Benito Juarez

Jose Marroquin / Photo from Chicago Police
Jose Marroquin / Photo from Chicago Police

Chicago Sun-Times

Jose Marroquin
has been charged with murder for allegedly stabbing 40-year-old Benito Juarez to death last month in the Little Village neighborhood.

Prosecutors said Marroquin and several friends were inside the Las Delicias restaurant at 4142 W. 26th at 4:40 a.m. April 27 when he saw Juarez walk by outside.

After exchanging gang signs, Marroquin ran out of the restaurant after Juarez and stabbed him once in the throat with a knife, Assistant State’s Attorney Claire Savaglio alleged in court.

Juarez was helped across the street by his friends, where he collapsed, Savaglio said.

Juarez, of the 2100 block of South 50th Avenue in Cicero, died at Mount Sinai Hospital less than an hour later, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Benito Juarez / Photo from Facebook

Benito Juarez / Photo from Facebook

The attack was allegedly captured on the restaurant’s surveillance camera, prosecutors said.

Marroquin, of the 2700 block of South Kildare Avenue, turned himself in to Chicago Police May 16 after an arrest warrant was for him, according to court records.

Marroquin, of the 2700 block of South Kildare Avenue, was ordered held on $750,000 bond Sunday.

— Contributing: Sun-Times Media Wire

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