Suspect Says He Killed Man To Avoid Becoming 'Blood Sacrifice': Authorities

Sun-Times Media Wire
July 13, 2020 - 3:26 pm
Deangelo Hughes

Deangelo Hughes (Cook County Sheriff)

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A man allegedly admitted he fatally shot his mother’s boyfriend at their La Grange apartment because the man was planning to kill him as part of a “blood sacrifice for the illuminati.”

Deangelo Hughes, 25, faces a count of first-degree murder in the killing of 51-year-old Curtis Lee Clark, according to Cook County prosecutors.

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Authorities said Clark dated Hughes’ mother for more than 20 years and shared an apartment with her and her son.

The shooting happened 10:20 a.m. last Friday, when officers responded to an apartment building in the 300 block of Bluff Road when Hughes called 911 and stated he had shot his “stepfather,” prosecutors said.

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After being arrested, Hughes admitted to the shooting and claimed that Clark and a family member were plotting to kill him, prosecutors said.

Hughes also told investigators Clark “needed a blood sacrifice for the Illuminati,” prosecutors said.

Hughes, a Navy veteran, was ordered held without bail. He is due in court again Tuesday.

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