Man charged with murder for allegedly setting fire that left three children and man dead in South Chicago

By STEFANO ESPOSITO, ASHLEE REZIN, MITCH DUDEK, ANDY GRIMM, JORDAN OWEN and LUKE WILUSZ A man has been charged with murder and arson for the apartment building fire that left four people, including three children, dead three weeks ago in the South Chicago neighborhood. Reginald Hester, 51, faces four counts of first-degree murder and two … Read more →

Reginald Hester

  • Arrested: Sept. 13, 2016
  • Age: 51
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Suspected in the Aug. 23, 2016 deaths of Kirk Johnson, Shaniya Staples, Madison Watson and Melanie Watson.

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