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Bail denied for Chicago man charged with 16-year-old girl’s murder

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A Cook County judge on Friday denied bail for an 18-year-old man charged with the murder of a 16-year-old girl from Chicago’s North Beverly neighborhood.

Deon Blandon is facing first-degree murder chargers for allegedly shooting Taylor Fitting in the head while she was sitting in the back seat of a car about 9:25 p.m. Monday night in Chicago’s Roseland community.

Police said Tuesday that Fitting, of the 9300 block of South Winchester, was dropped off by an unknown person at Roseland Community Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head. She was transferred to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she died, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Police said Blandon, of the 11300 block of South Normal, lives just one block away from where the shooting happened.

Judge Donald Panarese set Blandon’s next court appearance for Dec. 4



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