The Victims:The (alleged) Murderer:
Teen's boyfriend charged in Morgan Park triple slaying
The boyfriend of a teen slain Monday along with her mother and younger sister was charged this morning with three counts of first-degree murder, officials said.
Denzel Pittman, 18, of the 100 block of Westwood in Park Forest, was charged this morning in the stabbing deaths of his girlfriend Jade Hannah, 17, her mother Stacy Cochran-Hill, 43, and younger sister Joi Cochran, 11, police said.
The three were found dead with multiple stab wounds late Monday night in their Morgan Park apartment in a large courtyard building in the 11100 block of South Bell Avenue.
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According to Park Forest police records, Pittman was charged as a juvenile earlier this year with domestic battery for allegedly beating Jade at his Park Forest home.
Three months later in June, Pittman was shot in the hip by Park Forest police after he allegedly refused to drop a gun, police said. Reports said officers responded to a report of a teen with a handgun threatening people at the Park Forest Aqua Center.
Henry Hill, Cochran-Hill's estranged husband and Joi's father, said police told him Pittman had been at the family's apartment before the slaying.
Pittman is scheduled to appear in bond court later today.
If the judge goes easy on this black jerk-off (alleged) murderer (though I am certain his momma will call him a "good boy", who was turning his life around), all hope is lost in the courts of the County of C(r)ook!