Councilman Re-elected While Charged With Murder In Chicago

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By Kelsey Petruzzi

In Chicago you can be charged with murder..and get re-elected.  Go figure.

Robert Battle, a 42 year old Chicagoan, ran unopposed in Tuesday’s election race.

Battle is accused of shooting Reimundo Camarillo Jr. on October 12 in East Chicago, killing him.  He also is facing a federal drug charge for being in possession of 73 pounds of marijuana when stopped in Porter County, as well as $100,000 in cash.

The accused’s hearing is set for November 17 and he is currently seeking bail.

That’s just how it’s done in Chicago, folks.



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