- Advertisement -
  • Most Commentedmost commented up
  • Most Emailedmost emailed up
  • Popularmost popular up
- Advertisement -

« News Home

2 charged in slaying of Chicago honor student

Published: Mon, February 11, 2013 @ 8:39 p.m.

2 charged in slaying of Chicago honor student

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say they’ve filed murder charges against two gang members in the death of a 15-year-old honor student who was fatally shot last month near the Chicago home of President Barack Obama.

Chicago police spokeswoman Melissa Stratton said 18-year-old Michael Ward and 20-year-old Kenneth Williams were charged Monday with first-degree murder in connection to the death of Hadiya Pendleton.

Both men also are charged with two counts of attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm.

Police say Pendleton was talking with friends in a Chicago park when one suspect ran toward the group, opened fire and then fled in a car.

The Jan. 29 shooting made national headlines because Pendleton had recently returned from Washington, where she’d performed during inauguration festivities with her high school band.


1VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

It's a good thing laws have been passed making handguns illegal in Chicago and no one under the age of 21 is allowed to possess a handgun in Illinois.

I guess The President's goal of background checks on everyone will really stop future shootings such as this. Like gang members will really abide by those laws.

Wait...what if we try and make gangs illegal?

Suggest removal:

2Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Right YAK and the first one should be thugs in the gang called GOP / TEA

Suggest removal:

3excel(1307 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Confiscating all guns in Chicago on a door to door search would save many lives.

Suggest removal:

4VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

@excel - in order to confiscate all guns on a door to door search, you would have to declare martial law. Oh wait, they already tried that in New Orleans. There was a minor detail they overlooked...The U.S. Constitution!

Suggest removal:

5VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

@free - good to see you are still kicking and that your love and passion for the GOP is so strong. I enjoy your feedback as it is so entertaining.

Suggest removal:


HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2016 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes