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Cops: Woman joined grandson in husband's killing

    This photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Janet Strickland, 64, of Chicago. A statement released by the police Saturday, April 6, 2013, says that Strickland has been charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery in the shooting death of her husband, William Strickland, who was gunned down March 2 as he waited for a ride to his dialysis treatment. The victim's 19-year-old grandson is also charged with murder in the case. (AP Photo/Chicago Police Department)

    A 64-year-old Chicago woman is being accused of playing a roll along with her grandson in the shooting death of her husband.

    A statement released Saturday by the Police Department's media office says the victim's wife, Janet Strickland, was charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery. A police spokesman said he had no specific details on her alleged role.

    According to the Chicago Sun-Times, a judge set her bond Saturday at $500,000.

    In the March 2 slaying, police say two men approached 72-year-old William Strickland outside his house in the South Side Roseland neighborhood as he was waiting for a ride to his dialysis treatment. He was then shot.

    His 19-year-old grandson, also named William Strickland, was charged a week ago with murder in the case.

    Read more http://www.chicagodefender.com/index.php/news/city/17304-cops-woman-joined-grandson-in-husband-s-killing

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