Second man charged in 2009 double homicide in Albany Park
STAFF REPORT January 5, 2014 3:12PM
Samuel Parsons-Salas / photo from Chicago Police
Updated: January 5, 2014 3:29PM
Bond was denied Sunday for a second man charged with killing a man and a woman in their Albany Park neighborhood home in 2009.
Samuel Parsons-Salas, 23, was arrested Friday and charged Saturday night with two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Angelina Escobar and Alex Santiago on Sept. 21, 2009 in the 3500 block of West Sunnyside Avenue, according to Chicago Police. He appeared in Cook County criminal court on Sunday.
Parsons-Salas, of the 3800 block of North Nordica Avenue, was identified as a suspect after “multiple witness statments” implicated him in the killings, police said.
About 1 a.m. the day of the slayings, police responded to a report of shots fired and found the bodies in their third floor bedroom, said Chicago Police said at the time.
Autopsies conducted on Sept. 21, 2009 determined that Escobar, 19, died of multiple gunshot wounds and Santiago died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Parsons-Salas’ co-defendant, Christopher Doehring, was charged in January 2011 with two counts of murder, two counts of home invasion and two counts of armed robbery in connection with the murders, according to police.
Doehring pleaded guilty to the home invasion charges after he was recorded on a Cook County Jail phone confessing to the slaying, authorities said at the time. He was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Doehring was identified as the suspect who forcibly entered their apartment, shot them to death and removed items from their home before fleeing, according to a police report.
Doehring also was recorded on a telephone call at the Cook County Jail, admitting he shot both victims, stating, “I have no sympathy at all. I can do that again. That sh-- don’t bother me,’’ according to the report.
Doehring, formerly of 3449 N. Hamlin Ave., was arrested Jan. 15, 2010, at 3401 N. Ridgeway Ave. after allegedly robbing a woman in the 4800 block of North Ridgeway Avenue. He was identified by the victim as the person who kicked in her bedroom door and punched her about the face and body, according to police.
He also allegedly grabbed her by the neck, pulled off her necklace and removed gold rings from her fingers, before also fleeing with a red cellphone, police said.
Doehring was also in violation of his probation at the time of the robbery.