Eliza Roper / Photo from Chicago Police
BY MICHAEL LANSU
Homicide Watch Chicago Editor
Eliza Roper was ordered held on $400,000 bond Friday after prosecutors claimed she fatally stabbed her girlfriend during a domestic fight at a Roseland gas station.
On Saturday, Roper was driving in a vehicle with a man as Cierra Moore followed in another vehicle, prosecutors said.
Both vehicles pulled into a gas station in the 10000 block of South Michigan Avenue and Moore and the man got into an argument, prosecutors said.
Moore got back into her car, bumped into the back of Roper’s vehicle and attempted to drive away as the man threw a garbage can at Moore’s car, prosecutors said.
Moore was unable to drive between Roper’s vehicle and the gas pump, and the man began hitting her, prosecutors said.
Video surveillance captured Roper pull out a knife as she walked towards Moore’s vehicle, prosecutors said.
Moore drove away, but emergency crews found her about a block away with a stab wound to the leg, prosecutors said.
Moore, 27, of the 3400 block of Hazel Lane in Hazel Crest, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she died at 11:33 p.m. Monday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Roper later told her cousin about the attack, prosecutors said.
Roper, 23, of the 1300 block of South Freeland Avenue in Calumet City, was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree murder, authorities said.
On Friday, Judge Donald Panarese ordered Roper held on $400,000 bond.