West Side woman charged with murder of 87-year-old Bronzeville woman

CHICAGO (CBS) — A woman has been charged with the murder of an 87-year-old woman in an apartment building in the Bronzeville neighborhood last weekend.

Shearly Gaines, 69, was arrested in the 900 block of West Foster Avenue on Wednesday, police said. She is charged with the murder of Mae Brown.

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Police said a family member found Brown, 87, sitting in her wheelchair in her apartment at Lincoln Perry Apartments at 3245 S. Prairie Ave. around 3:40 p.m. Saturday.

The victim suffered trauma to the face and head and was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy determined that she died of multiple injuries from an assault.

Gaines, of the East Garfield Park neighborhood, is charged with first degree murder. She is due to appear on bail on Friday.


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