Friday, March 29, 2013
Police said Friday afternoon that the death of a 3-year-old girl on Tuesday was a homicide.
Updated 1:03 a.m. March 30 The Cook County medical examiner's office had not yet released a cause of death for a 3-year-old girl in Oak Forest by Friday night, ABC7 Chicago reports. Oak Forest police said Friday afternoon that the death of a 3-year-old girl had been ruled a homicide. Updated 4:47 p.m. March 29 Oak Forest police and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services have provided new information about the custody status of a 3-year-old girl killed earlier this week. Police initially indicated Gina Presley was in the protective custody of DCFS. Oak Forest Chief Greg Anderson told Patch in a phone interview Friday afternoon family members speaking with investigators said the girl was removed from her mother's supervision…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Erica Rodriguez, 40, died of strangulation before a fire engulfed her family's home in the 15200 block of Central Avenue Tuesday. Now, a shocked community comes together in grief and support of her three children.
"I think I speak for everyone mommy, but you were too good for this cruel Earth anyway. You deserved the best. I'm honored to be called your son." The Facebook post on a page dedicated to 40-year-old homicide victim Erica Rodriguez is a heartwrenching one: a 15-year-old Oak Forest High School student struggling to grasp his mother's sudden death. A loving mother of three, devoted nurse and well-liked Oak Forest resident, the loss of Rodriguez has left the Oak Forest community reeling. Rodriguez was found dead inside her home in the 15200 block of Central Avenue, after a fire tore through the family's home Tuesday, Dec. 18. An autopsy revealed she died of strangulation, not from injuries sustained in the fire. Her husband, Martin, 48, was …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Owner of Painted Pastures to contest search warrant. Attorney for Frankfort Township man accused of murder alleges Will County Jail is videotaping his private conversations with client.
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- Jesse Marx
Saturday, November 5, 2011
OAK FOREST—Norberto Rodriguez, who was accused late last year of murdering his estranged wife Irma and attempting to hide her body, is scheduled back in court on Jan. 12, 2012, to continue pretrial hearings. He pled not guilty this past January. PALOS HILLS—A tentative trial date has been set for two men accused last summer of beating and robbing a Palos Hills woman they believed was a lesbian. Mohammed Shaban, of Hickory Hills, and Akram Alshoweat, of Oak Lawn, are scheduled back in court with attorneys on Dec. 13. If all pretrial issues have been addressed at that time, a jury trial will begin on Jan. 4, 2012. The state has at most four witnesses lined up, while the defense has at least two, according to courtroom testimony heard on …
Friday, February 25, 2011
The court case for an Orland Park man accused of shooting his wife moves to another date without progress.
Allan Kustok looked back at his daughter Sarah and smiled briefly before turning to face Judge David Sterba in Courtroom 101. But 59-year-old Kustok’s smile was the only different aspect to Friday’s court date at the Bridgeview Courthouse. All the court hearings since he pleaded not guilty in November to one count of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife Anita “Jeanie” Kustok have ended with continuances. Despite informing the court on Jan. 21 that police reports relating to the case were in the hands of her office, Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Jennifer Gonzalez said Friday that evidence is still being gathered. “We are waiting on police reports and other labs,” Gonzalez said during the hearing. Rick Beuke, …