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Man held on $750,000 bail in 2010 murder


South Side man was ordered held in lieu of $750,000 bail Wednesday for a 2010 murder in which the victim’s naked and gunshot-riddled body was found in the trunk of his car.

Only Tomie Nickles and another uncharged cohort’s fingerprints were in the trunk of Phillip Baldwin’s vehicle, which was discovered parked in an alley in the 11000 S. Edbrooke on Aug. 12, 2010, Cook County prosecutors said.

The uncharged suspect lived at the Edbrooke address and had joined Nickles in luring 27-year-old Baldwin to the residence, Assistant State’s Attorney Jacqueline Kwilos said at Nickles bond hearing.

Baldwin’s blood was allegedly on the carpet inside the apartment.

Also inside were Baldwin’s ID and a fired bullet that matched the bullets in the Lansing man’s body, Kwilos said.

Phone records also indicate Baldwin had called both of his attackers that morning, Kwilos said.

Nickles, of the 7700 block of South Greenwood, is currently on parole for a 2012 weapons conviction.

He also has a prior robbery conviction.

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