Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Man held in fatal Hanover Park attack on homeless man

A Cook County judge set bail at $1 million Monday for a homeless illegal immigrant charged in the beating and murder of another homeless man last week in Hanover Park.

Antonio Pacheco, 28, appeared before Judge Kay Hanlon in the Circuit Court branch in Rolling Meadows. He is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the death of Alexis Roman, 31.

According to Assistant State's Atty. Scott Biestek, Pacheco and Roman were drinking behind a building in the 2100 block of West Lake Street about 1 a.m. Sept. 5 when Roman made sexual advances toward Pacheco. Pacheco picked up a rock and struck Roman in the head, continuing to beat him after he fell, Biestek said. Pacheco made a videotaped statement implicating himself in the crime, said Biestek.


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