Woman charged with murder after 87-year-old found dead in wheelchair
CHICAGO — A woman has been charged with first-degree murder after an 87-year-old was found dead in her wheelchair Saturday.
Police responded to a call from the Lincoln Perry Apartments on the 3200 block of South Prairie Avenue around 3:40 p.m. in the Douglas neighborhood.
According to police, a family member found the woman, later identified as Mae Brown, 87, sitting in her wheelchair unresponsive, with trauma to her face and head area.
On Wednesday, 69-year-old Shearly Gaines was taken into custody in the 900 block of West Foster and subsequently charged with first-degree murder.
Gaines is due in bond court Friday.
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