Family: ‘Loving mother’ with outgoing personality stabbed to death by boyfriend

BY SAFIYA MERCHANT Homicide Watch Chicago Rosa Maria Perez was a loving mother who took her daughter to and from school, family said. That all changed last Thursday, when Perez was found stabbed to death inside her home in the 2200 block of South Sacramento Avenue, authorities said. Prosecutors claim Perez’ boyfriend, Aaron Mejia, stabbed … Read more →

WEEK IN REVIEW: Four shot, one stabbed to death throughout city

BY MICHAEL LANSU Homicide Watch Chicago Editor Five people were killed by violence throughout the city last week. Two men have been charged with murder in separate killings — an alleged North Side drug deal and a Southwest Side domestic incident. The most recent murder happened when Tyshon Anderson was shot to death in the … Read more →

Aaron Mejia charged in stabbing death of Rosa Perez

Aaron Mejia / Photo from Chicago Police Aaron Mejia has been charged with allegedly stabbing Rosa Maria Perez to death during an argument at their Little Village home. Mejia, 19, of the 2200 block of South Sacramento Avenue, was charged Sunday with one count of first-degree murder, police said. Mejia and Perez were arguing when … Read more →

Aaron Mejia

Suspected in the Nov. 21, 2013 death of Rosa Maria Perez.

Photo credit: Aaron Mejia / Photo from Chicago Police