Bond denied for teen in fatal shooting of 15-year-old in Lansing
Sun-Times Media Wire September 14, 2012 2:34PM
Miguel Webster / photo from Lansing police
Bond was denied Friday for a 17-year-old south suburban boy charged with the murder of a 15-year-old boy found in an alley early Wednesday with two shotgun wounds to his head.
At the Markham Courthouse, Judge Derron Bowden ordered Miguel Webster held without bond and set a preliminary hearing for Oct. 10, according to Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokesman Andy Conklin.
Webster, of the 17000 block of Lorenz Avenue in Lansing, was charged with first-degree murder and concealment of a homicide, according to Lansing police.
Police found the body of Asonte Gutierrez in an alley in the 17000 block of Lorenz Avenue in Lansing at about 12:40 a.m. Wednesday after someone called to report a teen lying on the ground, a release from police said.
Gutierrez, of the 4700 block of West 185th Place in Country Club Hills, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. An autopsy showed he suffered two shotgun wounds to the head and his death was ruled a homicide.
An investigation by the Lansing police and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force led to a search warrant for a garage and home in the 17000 block of Lorenz, a release from police said.
Investigators recovered evidence, including the weapon, that directly linked Webster to the murder, the release said. Webster and Gutierrez were acquaintances and the killing did not appear to be a random act, police said.
The murder was the first in Lansing since 2010, police said.