A West Rogers Park man is facing first-degree murder charges after allegedly stabbing his mother to death during an argument over money Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Jerome Jackson, 24, of the 6200 block of North Bell Avenue, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of 53-year-old Jerren Jackson, according to a statement from the Chicago Police Department.
Police said Jackson got into an argument over money with his mother. The verbal altercation escalated to a physical fight during which he allegedly beat and fatally stabbed his mother in the same block where the two live, police said.
Police said another sibling saw the attack and fled the home, crying for help. Nearby community members came up and assisted the witness.
The 53-year-old woman was found by police and was pronounced dead on the scene at 4:49 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Police said witnesses saw Jerome Jackson leave the building where the stabbing occurred with his clothes and body covered in blood.
Jackson, who was placed into custody a short time after the incident, was taken to Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston following the stabbing.
Police said a weapon was recovered and video surveillance was retrieved.
Jackson was ordered held without bail Thursday, but remained hospitalized, and was expected to appear for a full bond hearing Monday, prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune