Chicago Murder Suspect Beaten By Another Prisoner While Awaiting Trial

Published On February 21, 2017 | By patrice | The latest posts, video

BY: NISHA THOMAS

A 19-year-old man, who was found guilty and later charged with the first-degree murder of an 11-year-old girl who’d been shot in the head, has been beaten at the courthouse by another alleged murder suspect.

Antwan C. Jones, who has been charged with the shooting death of Takiya Holmes, was seen sitting in the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago just this past Wednesday.

Camera footage from the event in question showed him taking a nap while waiting to receive his bond hearing, that was when another prisoner, Renard Williams, 24, ran over to him and began punching the suspect with his fists.

Williams, who is still awaiting his own court hearing on a 2016 murder charge, was briefly restrained after taking the opportunity to dash over to Jones and assault him.

Jones, who did seem shaken up by the incident wasn’t harmed, however, he did refuse to press charges, according to several news outlets.

The story of 11-year-old Takiya was that she was sitting in the backseat of a van when she was shot in the head on Saturday night. She, unfortunately, died at the hospital just last Tuesday.

Detectives have claimed that Jones turned himself in to the police after footage was released of the shooting.

Relatives of the precious little girl have said that she “passed away in her mother’s arms” after she was rushed to the hospital and later taken off life support. The family now has plans to donate her organs.

Andrew Holmes, a cousin of the late child, is an anti-violence activist who’d first began to reach out to many Chicago residents in an appeal to track down the gunman in her case. The victim’s age is what allegedly prompted many to cooperate with police officers in finding the murderer of the precious baby girl.

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