Man convicted of being 76-year-old Dora Nix-Corbin over $10 in 2014 now facing murder charges after her death

Chicago SUn-Times Wire

Hezekiah Anthony | Illinois Dept. of Corrections

Hezekiah Anthony | Illinois Dept. of Corrections

A man convicted of beating 76-year-old Dora Nix-Corbin two years ago at a bus stop near her home in the Bronzeville neighborhood now faces a murder charge following her death.

Hezekiah Anthony, 34, began serving an eight-year sentence earlier this year for the July, 26, 2014, attack against Nix-Corbin near her home in the 500 block of East 47th Street, according to court records and Chicago Police.

Prosecutors said he approached Nix-Corbin just before 10 p.m. at a bus stop across the street from her home. There argued over $10 and he hit her with his hand and knocked her to the ground.

He then stomped her head several times until by-standers stepped in and he left, according to prosecutors. He was arrested later and identified by those witnesses.

Nix-Corbin died at the Seasons Hospice care on May 29 of this year. An autopsy showed the cause of death was complications from the head injuries she suffered in the assault, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Anthony, of the 4700 block of South Champlain, was arrested originally arrested in September 2014 and later convicted of aggravated battery of a person older than 60, court records show.

The downstate Pinckneyville Correctional Center inmate appeared in court Tuesday on the new first-degree murder charge, and was ordered held without bond. His next court date is Nov. 23.

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