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Updated: April 25, 2013 5:48PM



An Austin woman allegedly used money she stole from the man she helped kill to get her nails done and purchase “new hair” to replace the strands she lost during the deadly struggle.

Ashauntiara Cody, her brother, Victor Wilson, and the siblings’ friends, Deandre Davenport and Carlisle Lopez, partied with the victim just minutes before the Feb. 11 stabbing, Cook County prosecutors said.

Davenport, 20, ended up handing 21-year-old Cody the stolen funds, which she then used for her beauty regimen and salon treatments, assistant state’s attorney Heather Kent said

Marquis Anderson, 22, didn’t know Cody, Wilson, and Davenport but wanted to “hang out” with the trio and purchased alcohol and marijuana for them, Kent said. Soon, 17-year-old Lopez, joined in on the festivities and all four suspects started discussing a plan to rob Anderson, Kent said.

Anderson, who had roughly $250, was allegedly lured to an alley near Cody and Wilson’s mother’s home in the 5000 block of West Ohio. There, the four beat Anderson with their feet and fists, Kent said. Davenport went through Anderson’s pants pockets and then Wilson, 24, stabbed Anderson multiple times with the steak knife his sister gave him, Kent said. Wilson, who lives in Rockford, allegedly surmised that’d he had to kill Anderson since he knew where he lives.

After Anderson collapsed to the pavement, the group ran inside Cody and Wilson’s mother’s home, Kent said. Anderson, of Calumet City, was discovered with stab wounds to his chest and throat, Kent said. He also had bruising to his face and head and his jeans were pulled down to his knees with his pockets pulled out, Kent said.

Authorities were able to arrest the culprits after Cody told someone about her and her brother’s role in the murder, Kent said.

Police eventually found a set of steak knives with similar blades and handles to the ones that were left near Anderon’s body, Kent said.

All four suspects allegedly admitted their participation in the robbery and stabbing.

Cody, who lives with her mother, has been previously arrested for prostitution.

Wilson has a prior conviction for aggravated battery to a police officer.

Davenport, of the 7800 block of South Vernon, has a criminal trespass to vehicle misdemeanor conviction and Lopez, of the 5200 block of West Race, was found delinquent as a juvenile for a robbery in Urbana.

Judge Israel Desierto ordered Wilson held without bond Thursday.

The other three were held in lieu of $500,000 bail.



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