UPDATE: Parents, cousin charged in West Ridge beating death of 3-year-old Donnell Coakley Jr.

Donnell Coakley / Photo from Cook County Sheriff’s office BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN Chicago Sun-Times After determining that her viciously abused and malnourished 3-year-old second cousin was dead, a West Ridge woman allegedly went out, bought some marijuana and then smoked it with the child’s parents near the toddler’s battered corpse. Tylesha Griffin, 22, and Donnell … Read more →

WEEK IN REVIEW: 12 murdered throughout Chicago

BY MICHAEL LANSU Homicide Watch Chicago Editor Twelve people were murdered throughout Chicago last week. Six of the slayings happened over the weekend, when at least 11 other people were wounded by gunfire. The most recent killing happened in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood when 44-year-old Luis Zuniga was shot in the 2800 block of North … Read more →

Dominique Lott

Suspected in the Nov. 7, 2014 death of Donnell Coakley Jr..

Photo credit: Dominique Lott / Photo from Chicago Police