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Chicago man charged in beating death


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Posted Online: March 21, 2013, 8:16 am
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CHICAGO (AP) The brother of a Chicago police officer and a former federal prosecutor has been charged with first-degree murder in the weekend beating death of man.

Cook County prosecutors say 45-year-old Anthony Jackson is accused of killing Sanchez Mixon in an unprovoked attack on Saturday. However, Jackson's brother, attorney George Jackson, says his brother was texting when Mixon initiated contact.

Prosecutors say Anthony Jackson started the physical contact by punching Mixon in the head after the strangers started talking as they waited for a Chicago Transit Authority train.

Assistant State's Attorney Stephanie Buck says Jackson knocked down Mixon and jumped on his head with both feet, adding the 37-year-old Mixon never hit Jackson.

Jackson turned himself in Monday.

Judge Israel Desierto on Wednesday ordered Jackson held in lieu of $500,000 bond.
















 



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