Police: Brittney Mitchell, Orhan Cerimagic charged with murder in home invasion stabbing deaths of resident, accomplice

Brittney Mitchell / Photo from Chicago Police
Brittney Mitchell / Photo from Chicago Police

Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

A man and woman were each charged with two counts of first-degree murder for their roles in a fatal home invasion that left a resident and one of their alleged accomplices dead.

Miran Cerimagic, Orhan Cerimagic and Brittney Mitchell broke into a home in the 5800 block of North Mobile Avenue, authorities said.

About 11:30 p.m. Friday, officers were sent to the home for a well-being check and found a 36-year-old man stabbed to death in the kitchen, police said. The man, whose name was not being released Sunday, was dead at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Less than 30 minutes later, police learned 20-year-old Miran Cerimagic died from stab wounds at Swedish Covenant Hospital, authorities said.

Detectives were initially told Miran Cerimagic, of the 6200 block of North Hoyne Avenue, was walking with his girlfriend in the 6200 block of North Leavitt Street when a group approached and somebody stabbed him during a cellphone robbery, authorities said.

Orhan Cerimagic / Photo from Chicago Police

Orhan Cerimagic / Photo from Chicago Police

Detectives later learned that story was not true and said Miran Cerimagic is believed to have stabbed the 36-year-old man during the home invasion, where he also suffered fatal wounds, police said.

Orhan Cerimagic, 22, also of the 6200 block of North Hoyne Avenue, and Mitchell, 18, of the 4700 block of North Lamon Avenue, were each charged with two counts of first-degree murder — one for each death, police said. They were also each charged with one count of home invasion.

Orhan Cerimagic and Mitchell are expected to appear in court Monday for a bond hearing.

— Contributing: Sun-Times Media Wire

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