Man Charged With Fatally Stabbing 96-Year-Old Woman With Pitchfork In Gresham

Sun-Times Media Wire
July 09, 2020 - 7:00 am
Dujuan Randle

Chicago police


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A man is facing felony charges after allegedly stabbing a 96-year-old woman to death and seriously wounding a 73-year-old woman Tuesday morning in Gresham.

Dujuan Randle, 41, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder, Chicago police said.

Officers arrested Randle minutes after he allegedly stabbed the two women with a pitchfork on a sidewalk in the 7700 block of South Laflin Street, police said. The stabbing left 96-year-old Myrtis Jackson dead, and the 73-year-old woman was seriously injured.

Randle lives on the block where the stabbing occurred, police said.

He is due in bond court Thursday.

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