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Two Juveniles Among Three Charged in Murder

 Posted on September 15, 2013 in Criminal Defense

According to a recent report by the Chicago Tribune, a man and two teenagers have been charged in the murder of an Englewood man. The man was found stuffed into a trashcan in the alley.

TheresaCook County prosecutorsallege that a dispute started when 51-year-old Ernest Pritchett III walked into the front yard of 32-year-old Bryan Perkins. Perkins asked Pritchett for the money that he was owed. When he stated that he did not have the money, it is alleged that Perkins grabbed a piece of a fence and started hitting the older man in the head with it. At that time, two teens joined in the beating. The 16 and 17 year old began kicking and stomping Pritchett. Perkins then picked up a large rock and hit the man with it.

Perkins retrieved a rolling trash can from the alley and with the assistance of the teens; he put Pritchett’s body inside of it. He then proceeded to roll the trash can several blocks down the street, where he abandoned it.

Upon return to his residence, Perkins attacked a witness in his home, stating that he was a coward for not helping when he saw what was going on. Then he ordered another witness to dispose of the clothing that he and his accomplices were wearing at the time of the murder. The names of the teen accomplices have not been released.

What is particularly disturbing about this case is that the body of the victim was found near the Safe Passage route for the children who attend the Nicholson Technical Academy. All three of the suspects have been charged with first-degree murder and the concealment of a homicide. The teens are being held on bonds of $1 million. Perkins has not had a bond hearing as of yet.

Whether the offender is an adult or juvenile, they have the right to have an Illinois criminal defense attorney to represent their interests.

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