A 20-year-old Chicago man has been arrested for murder after allegedly stabbing his step-great-grandmother, 76, 35 times with a samurai sword after she returned home from Bible study.
Isiah Jones has been charged with the murder of Jearlean Willingham. According to police, he attacked Jearlean in the home where he has lived with her for much of his life after she returned home on Wednesday.
He then fled the home, leaving her lifeless body on the floor of a bedroom for her daughter to find.
Isiah Jones has been charged with the murder of Jearlean Willingham. According to police, he attacked Jearlean in the home where he has lived with her for much of his life after she returned home on Wednesday
Police found Isiah five hours later and he confessed to the killing.
He was covered in her blood, had a samurai knife and was rifling through paper envelopes containing around $500 in cash, they said.
It’s unclear if he has any kind of mental illness or where he got the weapon.
He is now in police custody and has been denied bond.
Prosecutors said he was shown leaving the home wearing red clothes and carrying a red bag, but his face was not shown.
This is the Chicago home where Jearlean’s daughter found her body in one of the bedrooms after the savage attack
It is unclear if he intends to plea; his attorney said at a recent court hearing that he is of good character, works at the Ross clothing store and is trying to obtain his GED.
The attorney also said that while prosecutors said he was seen on surveillance cameras near the scene of the crime, his face was not visible in the footage.
He was held without bail on charges of murder and unlawful use of a weapon.
Jearlean has at least one adult daughter. Friends say she has cared for Isiah most of his life
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