Prosecutors: Man killed girlfriend, Vanessa Taylor, then wrote about it on Facebook

By RUMMANA HUSSAIN Chicago Sun-Times A West Garfield Park man strangled his live-in girlfriend Vanessa V. Taylor, then confessed to killing her on Facebook, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday. James E. Thomas went into his victim’s Facebook account and wrote, “My girlfriend was part of the mob. She came to kill me, so I killed … Read more →

James Thomas arrested for murder of Vanessa Taylor in West Garfield Park

A man has been charged with murder for strangling Vanessa V. Taylor in her West Garfield Park home earlier this week, a murder discovered by police after her roommate posted on social media that he had killed her. James E. Thomas, 49, was charged with one county of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated … Read more →

James E. Thomas

  • Arrested: June 30, 2015
  • Age: 49
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Suspected in the June 30, 2015 death of Vanessa V. Taylor.

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