Prosecutors: 89-year-old Josephine Johnson killed when she caught burglar breaking into her home

By JORDAN OWEN Chicago Sun-Times Wire An 18-year-old man stabbed 89-year-old Josephine Johnson to death, then set her apartment on fire to cover it up after she caught him breaking into her Washington Park home last week, according to Cook County prosecutors. Trae Chatmon has been charged with first-degree murder, according to Chicago Police. Another … Read more →

18-year-old man charged with fatal stabbing of 89-year-old Josephine Johnson during Washington Heights robbery

By JORDAN OWEN Chicago Sun-Times Wire An 18-year-old man forced his way into 89-year-old Josephine Johnson’s Washington Park apartment, stabbed her to death, robbed her and then set the apartment on fire, according to Chicago Police. has been charged with stabbing an elderly woman to death before setting her Washington Park neighborhood apartment on fire … Read more →

Trae Chatmon

  • Arrested: Nov. 4, 2015
  • Age: 18
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Suspected in the Oct. 26, 2015 death of Josephine Johnson.

Photo credit: Chicago Police