Friend pleads guilty to fatally stabbing Solomon Morales during 2013 drunken argument over marijuana plant

By JORDAN OWEN Chicago Sun-Times Wire A North Center neighborhood man was sentenced to 20 years in prison last week for stabbing his best friend, Solomon Morales, to death in 2013 after a drunken argument over a marijuana plant he was growing. Christopher Shoji, 28, pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder before Judge Joseph Claps, … Read more →

Chicago man kills best friend over pot plant: prosecutors

A North Center neighborhood man allegedly stabbed his best friend to death after the drunken pair got into an argument over the marijuana plant the man was growing in his mother’s backyard, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. After Christopher Shoji killed 24-year-old Solomon Morales outside their mutual friend’s basement apartment early Tuesday morning, he ran … Read more →

Man charged in North Center stabbing death

A North Center neighborhood man was charged Wednesday with allegedly stabbing a man to death outside his North Side home. Christopher Shoji, 25, is charged with first-degree murder for the Tuesday stabbing that killed Solomon Morales, authorities said. Morales’ mother found him stabbed to death on his doorstep in the 4200 block of North Damen … Read more →

Christopher Shoji

  • Arrested: Oct. 8, 2013
  • Age: 28
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: White

Suspected in the Oct. 8, 2013 death of Solomon Morales.