Man paroled for 1993 murder now charged in Pullman stabbing death

Christian Williams / Photo from Chicago Police
Christian Williams / Photo from Chicago Police

Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

A 48-year-old Pullman man free on parole for a 1993 slaying has been charged with murder again after police found a 53-year-old man stabbed to death Wednesday evening on the Far South Side.

Police were called to perform a “well-being check” at a residence in the 600 block of East 111th Street and found Thomas Sanchez stabbed to death about 5 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said. Police believe the stabbing may have happened on Tuesday.

Responding officers found Christian Williams still on the scene and he was taken into custody, police said.

An autopsy confirmed Sanchez, of the 11200 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, died of a stab wound to the neck and the death was ruled a homicide, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Williams, who lived on the block, was charged with first-degree murder and is expected to appear in court for a bond hearing on Saturday.

Williams was previously convicted of murder in 1993 and sentenced to 30 years in prison, according to court records. Details about that slaying were not immediately available.

Williams was released on parole March 1, 2013, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

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