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Pair charged in 2008 slaying of gas station owner

Ignazio BurtRose Burtwere charged with one count each first-degree murder Aug. 24 2008 death gas statiowner Robert Ferris 73 4300

Ignazio Burton and Rose Burton were charged with one count each of first-degree murder in the Aug. 24, 2008, death of gas station owner Robert Ferris, 73, in the 4300 block of North Western Avenue.

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A man and a woman are being held without bond, charged with murder in the August 2008 slaying of gas station owner Robert J. Ferris.

Ignazio Burton and Rose Burton were charged with one count each of first-degree murder, according to police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak.

The Burtons are charged in the death of 73-year-old Robert Ferris, who was killed by a shotgun-wielding thief about 3 a.m. Aug. 24, 2008 in the 4300 block of North Western Avenue, police said.

Rose Burton, 44, of an unidentified address in Sandwich, Ill., was booked into Cook County Jail Saturday after being ordered held without bond, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s website.

Ignazio Burton, 42, was booked into Cook County Jail Friday after also being held without bond, according to the website. He was already in the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections on an unrelated charge.

Rose Burton is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in Violence Court (Br. 66) Monday.



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