Shawanda Swain charged with murder in Hyde Park stabbing death of Damani Chenier

Shawanda Swain / Photo from Chicago Police
Shawanda Swain / Photo from Chicago Police

Shawanda Swain has been charged with murder in early Thursday stabbing death of Damani Chenier in the Hyde Park neighborhood.

Chenier, 23, was stabbed in the chest during the fight inside a home in the 5100 block of South Hyde Park Boulevard about 3:10 a.m. Thursday, authorities said.

Chenier, of the 10000 block of South Vernon Avenue, died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital about an hour later, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Swain, 21, who lived in the block where the stabbing happened, was taken into custody after the attack and was charged Friday with first-degree murder, police said.

She is expected to appear in bond court Saturday.

— Sun-Times Media Wire

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