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Chicago man charged with killing ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend

Oliver Spann. Photo/Chicago Police

Oliver Spann. Photo/Chicago Police

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Updated: August 31, 2013 7:09PM

A 27-year-old Chicago man was charged Saturday with killing his former girlfriend’s new lover, who was repeatedly stabbed in the chest early Wednesday in Humboldt Park.

Oliver Spann, of the 700 block of North Trumbull Avenue, is accused of fatally stabbing 51-year-old Elvis Canfield, of the 1100 block of North Pulaski Road, on a sidewalk in the 3900 block of West Division Street around 12:20 a.m. Wednesday.

“The victim and the offender had an altercation during the course of which the offender stabbed the victim multiple times,” Officer Daniel O’Brien said.

Spann was charged was charged with first-degree murder after a witness identified him, O’Brien said. Canfield, who was attacked several blocks from his home, died at Stroger Hospital.

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