Prosecutors: Killer left bloody footprints then hid in his mom’s closet

BY SAM CHALRES Chicago Sun-Times After leaving his bloody footprints all over a Southwest Side murder scene where he’d butchered his aunt and cousin, a 20-year-old man was found two blocks away at his mother’s home, hiding in the closet, prosecutors said. Then Jose Guzman allegedly confessed that he’d killed his relatives “because he wanted … Read more →

WEEK IN REVIEW: Four men shot dead throughout city

BY MICHAEL LANSU Homicide Watch Chicago Editor Four men were fatally shot throughout Chicago last week, and a south suburban woman was charged with murder for allegedly killing an off-duty police officer when she crashed a van during a high-speed chase. The most recent murder happened Saturday night when Michael Stewart was fatally shot at … Read more →

Prosecutors: 3-week-old died after father threw her in the air more than 100 times at Hyde Park home

BY WILL HAGER Homicide Watch Chicago Emergency medical technician Jose Garcia allegedly shook his 3-week-old daughter then threw her in the air about 100 times prior to her death earlier this month, authorities said. Assistant State’s Attorney Glendon Runk said Garcia was alone with his daughter in their home in the 5100 block of South … Read more →

Jose Garcia

Suspected in the March 1, 2014 death of Rachel Garcia.

Photo credit: Jose Garcia / Photo from Chicago Police