WEEK IN REVIEW: Four murdered in citywide violence

BY MICHAEL LANSU Homicide Watch Chicago Editor Four people were murdered last week in citywide violence. The youngest victim was a 20-month-old boy, while the oldest was a 69-year-old man. Two men have been charged with murder in those killings. Two of the killings were shootings, one was a stabbing and the toddler died of … Read more →

UPDATE: Before killing toddler, Vernon Henry referred to boy as ‘crybaby,’ prosecutors said

Vernon Henry / Photo from Chicago Police BY JON SEIDEL AND LEEANN SHELTON Chicago Sun-Times Vernon Henry thought his girlfriend’s son was a “wuss,” a prosecutor said Sunday. The 26-year-old man from West Englewood called 20-month-old Adonta McCoy a “crybaby,” according to Assistant State’s Attorney Jacqueline Kwilos. She said Henry wanted to toughen the boy … Read more →

Vernon Henry charged with murder in death of burned baby

Vernon Henry / Photo from Chicago Police Vernon Henry has been charged with the murder for the death of 20-month-old Adonta McCoy, who was burned Thursday in the South Shore neighborhood. The baby suffered burns to the head, face and chest in the 6900 block of South Cornell Avenue about 7:45 p.m. Thursday, police said. … Read more →

Vernon Henry

  • Arrested: Feb. 15, 2014
  • Age: 26
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Suspected in the Feb. 13, 2014 death of Adonta McCoy.

Photo credit: Vernon Henry / Photo from Chicago Police